gear·​box ˈgir-ˌbäks How to pronounce gearbox (audio)

Examples of gearbox in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then, suddenly, a bearing in the gearbox failed, Jones dropped back and Foyt, threading his way through a multi-car accident on the final lap, scored the third of his four Indy victories. Mike Kupper, Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2024 The exact layout of the motors is unknown right now, but one is expected to be situated between the vehicle’s V-8 and its eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 20 May 2024 If car camping, think about how cookware fits in your camping gear storage, such as a gearbox or dry bag. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 9 May 2024 Honda’s first supercar was a homerun, combining a howling V-6 motor, a wrist-snap manual gearbox, and a low, wedge profile with flattering handling, a supple ride, and an almost Honda Civic–like ease of driving. Ben Oliver, Robb Report, 7 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for gearbox 

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Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of gearbox was in 1887

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“Gearbox.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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gear·​box ˈgi(ə)r-ˌbäks How to pronounce gearbox (audio)

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