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wheelbase definition

Overview

Define the English word wheelbase below. Wheelbase is a noun. Also define these 8 related words and terms: horizontal, distance, front, rear, axle, road, rail, and vehicle.

English

Etymology

wheel +‎ base

Noun

wheelbase (plural wheelbases)

  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.
    • Front definition
      The foremost side of something or the end that faces the direction it normally moves. (1 of 19 front definitions)
    • Road definition
      A way used for travelling between places, originally one wide enough to allow foot passengers and horses to travel, now (US) usually one surfaced with asphalt or concrete and designed to accommodate many vehicles travelling in both directions. In the UK both senses are heard: a country road is the same as a country lane. (1 of 10 road definitions)

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