driveline

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

drive +‎ line

Noun[edit]

driveline (plural drivelines)

  1. (automotive) The drivetrain minus the engine and transmission
  2. The powertrain in general
    • 2007 July 15, Kevin Cameron, “Electric Cars Nearly Ready, but Batteries Are Less So”, New York Times:
      Battery technology has evolved considerably; hybrids have arrived, priced to reflect their need for two power plants instead of one and a battery that by itself is one-third of the car’s driveline cost.

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