Definition of cabover in English:



North American
  • A truck where the driver's cab is mounted directly above the engine.

    • ‘Where cabovers score with maneuverability, they pose more of a challenge to driver access.’
    • ‘My impression of the European truck market is that they basically build all cabovers and they are really focused on aerodynamics.’
    • ‘The truck comes to a stop next to one of the cabovers with a 40 foot exterior post van.’
    • ‘This could be one of their last cabovers, as this was the only one seen at their yard that day.’
    • ‘U.S. market for cabovers had shrunk to 3 percent or less of domestic Class 8 sales, from 40 percent in 1982.’
    • ‘For a while nearly every fleet operation in the country ran cabovers, for economic reasons.’
    • ‘So, again this supports my claim of cabovers disappearing due to stupidity.’
    • ‘My optimism was raised one more time when the company introduced its cabover in the late 1990s.’
    • ‘He, likewise, had some misgivings about cabovers, as did some members of the mechanical crew.’
    • ‘The electronic revolution has solved several little bugs often associated with cabovers.’
    • ‘Wide afterplanes, pickleforks, and cabovers were all ideas that he had been exploring for over a decade.’
    • ‘The new cabover, Model 220, will be offered initially in Class 7 configurations and limited to 100 units.’