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rear-wheel drive

Syllabification: rear-wheel drive

Definition of rear-wheel drive in English:

noun

A transmission system that provides power to the rear wheels of a motor vehicle: [as modifier]: a rear-wheel drive coupé
More example sentences
  • This plant will be able to make left-hand drive and right-hand cars; rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles.
  • The company's deliberately keeping the initial formula relatively simple: One engine, one transmission, one wheelbase, two body styles and two box lengths, rear-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive.
  • With a mid-engine design and rear-wheel drive, the Roadster and Coupe have characteristically sporty road manners.

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