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bottom gear

noun

Simple Definition of bottom gear

  • : low gear : a vehicle's lowest gear

Full Definition of bottom gear

chiefly British

  1. a vehicle's lowest gear

Word by Word Definitions

bottomplay
  1. :  the underside of something

    :  the posterior end of the trunk :  buttocks, rump

    :  the surface on which a body of water lies

  1. :  to furnish with a bottom

    :  to provide a foundation for

    :  to bring to the bottom

  1. :  of, relating to, or situated at the bottom

    :  frequenting the bottom

gearplay
  1. :  clothing, garments

    :  movable property :  goods

    :  equipment, paraphernalia

  1. :  to provide (as machinery) with gearing

    :  to connect by gearing

    :  to make ready for effective operation


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