Definition of power drive in English:

power drive


  • 1A piece of equipment which drives machinery using mechanical or electrical power.

  • 2US Chiefly Sport. A powerful offensive manoeuvre, stroke, or shot; an energetic or powerful attempt or display.

  • 3Psychology Sociology
    The impulse to acquire or exercise power.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette. From power + drive.


power drive

/ˈpaʊə drʌɪv/