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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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wheelbasewheel‧base /ˈwiːlbeɪs/ noun [countable]  technicalTTC the distance between the front and back axles of a vehicle
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wheelbaseYour vehicle is a 1955 Series I 86n wheelbase right hand drive home market model.It rides on a wheelbase 8. 5 inches longer than last year.The traditional 100-inch wheelbase has been extended to 108 inches, the extra length being donated to the rear seat passengers.On the downside, the long wheelbase means the bike will be slow-steering.They were long wheelbase four wheeled cars in a dark green and ivory livery.Undoubtedly a major factor here is the 5ins longer wheelbase and wider front and rear tracks.In particular, it boasts a longer wheelbase and new twist-beam suspension which produces a smoother ride and better handling.The Metro set the class standard in this area; the Clio narrowly surpasses it, thanks to its longer wheelbase.
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