front wheel drive

front wheel drive

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  • Front-wheel drive — (or FF layout) is a form of engine/transmission layout used in motor vehicles, where the engine drives the front wheels only. Most modern front wheel drive vehicles feature a transverse engine, rather than the conventional longitudinal engine… …   Wikipedia

  • front-wheel drive — front′ wheel drive′ n. aum an automotive drive system in which engine power is transmitted through the front wheels only • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • front-wheel drive — n. an automotive design in which only the front wheels receive driving power from the front mounted engine …   English World dictionary

  • front-wheel drive — noun uncount a system in which the engine supplies power to the front wheels of a car a. count a car with this system …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • front-wheel drive — ► NOUN ▪ a transmission system that provides power to the front wheels of a motor vehicle …   English terms dictionary

  • front-wheel drive — /frunt hweel , weel /, Auto. a drive system in which engine power is transmitted through the front wheels only. [1925 30] * * * front wheel drive «FRUHNT HWEEL», a system in which power is transmitted to the front wheels of a motor vehicle. * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • front-wheel drive — UK / US noun Word forms front wheel drive : singular front wheel drive plural front wheel drives a) [uncountable] a system in which the engine supplies power to the front wheels of a car b) [countable] a car with this system …   English dictionary

  • front-wheel drive — (FWD) A vehicle that is pulled by its front wheels rather than being pushed by its rear wheels. The driveshaft and center floor hump is eliminated in front wheel drive cars. The engine is located over the driving wheels so that it gains better… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Front-engine, front-wheel drive layout — In automotive design, a FF, or Front engine, Front wheel drive layout places both the engine and driven wheels at the front of the vehicle. This layout is typically chosen for its compact packaging, allowing the rest of the vehicle to be designed …   Wikipedia

  • front-wheel drive — /frʌnt wil ˈdraɪv/ (say frunt weel druyv) noun 1. a vehicle propulsion method in which the engine power is transmitted to the front wheels (opposed to rear wheel drive and four wheel drive). 2. a vehicle with such a propulsion system. Also, front …  

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