noun Etymology: transmission + axle Date: 1958 a unit that consists of a combination of a transmission and an axle's differential gear used especially in front-wheel-drive automobiles

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  • transaxle — (n.) 1958, from transmission axle …   Etymology dictionary

  • transaxle — [trans ak′səl, tranzak′səl] n. a part in the drivetrain of a front wheel drive motor vehicle, combining in one housing the transmission and differential and usually connected directly to the front axle …   English World dictionary

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  • Transaxle — A transaxle, in the automotive field, is a component that combines the functionality of the transmission, the differential and the drive axle into one integrated assembly. Transaxles are near universal in all automobile configurations that have… …   Wikipedia

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  • Transaxle — Вся трансмиссия переднеприводного автомобиля находится в едином картере. Transa …   Википедия

  • transaxle — /trans ak seuhl, tranz /, n. a unit combining the transmission and differential of a motor vehicle and connected directly to the axles of the driving wheels. [1955 60; TRANS(MISSION) + AXLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • transaxle — noun A single unit combining transmission gearbox, clutch, final drive, and differential are combined into a single unit connected directly to the driveshaft, used mostly in rear engine cars …   Wiktionary

  • transaxle — noun an integral driving axle and differential gear in a motor vehicle …   English new terms dictionary

  • transaxle — trans·axle …   English syllables

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