gearshift


gear·shift

noun \ˈgir-ˌshift\

: a lever or other device that is moved to change gears in a car, on a bicycle, etc.

Full Definition of GEARSHIFT

:  a mechanism by which the transmission gears in a power-transmission system are engaged and disengaged; also :  a lever for controlling such a mechanism

First Known Use of GEARSHIFT

circa 1924

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