WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
trans•ax•le  (trans aksəl, tranz-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Automotivea unit combining the transmission and differential of a motor vehicle and connected directly to the axles of the driving wheels.
  • trans(mission) + axle 1955–60

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

transaxle /trænzˈæksəl/ n
  1. a unit in a motor vehicle engine that combines the differential, transmission, and drive axle


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