Meaning of cab-over-engine in English:


Pronunciation /ˌkabəʊvə(r)ˈɛn(d)ʒ(ɪ)n/


North American, Australian
  • Of a lorry, truck, etc.: designed so that most or all of the engine is located below rather than in front of the driver's compartment, with the vehicle usually having a flat vertical front. Abbreviated COE. Compare "cab-over", "cab-forward".

    This design is relatively uncommon in North America and Australia, but predominant in Europe.


1930s; earliest use found in The New York Times. From cab + over + engine.