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driving Idioms & Phrases


Driving axle

  • noun the axle of a self-propelled vehicle that provides the driving power
    live axle.
WordNet
  • the axle of a driving wheel, as in a locomotive.
Webster 1913

Driving box

  • (Locomotive), the journal box of a driving axle. See Illust. of Locomotive.
Webster 1913

Driving note

  • (Mus.), a syncopated note; a tone begun on a weak part of a measure and held through the next accented part, thus anticipating the accent and driving it through.
Webster 1913

Driving spring

  • a spring fixed upon the box of the driving axle of a locomotive engine to support the weight and deaden shocks. Eng. Weale.
Webster 1913

Driving wheel

  • noun a wheel that drives a motor vehicle (transforms torque into a tractive force)
WordNet
  • (Mach.), a wheel that communicates motion; one of the large wheels of a locomotive to which the connecting rods of the engine are attached; called also, simply, driver. See Illust. of Locomotive.
Webster 1913