wheelbase

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wheel +‎ base

Noun[edit]

wheelbase (plural wheelbases)

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  1. the horizontal distance between the front and rear axles of a road or rail vehicle.
    • 1937, Robert Byron, The Road to Oxiana, “Kala Nao,”[1]
      Beneath the snow, and after we had left it behind, the road was as greasy as vaseline, as steep as a scenic railway, and often not a yard wider than the lorry’s wheelbase.

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