front-wheel drive

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front-wheel drive

(frŭnt′wēl′, -hwēl′)
n. Abbr. FWD
An automotive drive system in which only the front pair of wheels receives power from the engine.

front′-wheel` drive′


n.
an automotive drive system in which engine power is transmitted through the front wheels only.
[1925–30]
Translations

front-wheel drive

[ˌfrʌntwiːlˈdraɪv] Ntracción f delantera

front-wheel drive

[ˈfrʌntˌwiːlˈdraɪv] n (Aut) → trazione f anteriore
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