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

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Recent Examples on the Web Better yet, Toyota has even told Car and Driver in the past that manual-gearbox Supra prototypes exist and have been tested. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, "Nissan Z Proto vs. Toyota Supra: Now the Supra Really Needs a Manual," 16 Sep. 2020 This adds or removes torque to the gearbox's input shaft as necessary during the shift, which reduces shift time by as much as 150 milliseconds (depending upon the gear). Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Hyundai’s super-efficient 2020 Sonata Hybrid sedan is best in class," 1 July 2020 Electronic monitors in places like the front wheels and gearbox keep tabs on traction in real time. Popular Science, "This four-wheel vehicle can seamlessly rip across the desert. Here’s how.," 28 Sep. 2020 The use of an electric oil pump for the gearbox reduces energy usage by only spraying oil when needed. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, "Tesla Tells Us How It Keeps Beating Nearly Everyone in the Range Game," 18 Sep. 2020 The five-speed manual gearbox is another highlight. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation: Fake Guns, But a Real DB5," 11 Sep. 2020 Also new to the Bronco lineup are turbochargers, a seven-speed manual gearbox (six gears and a crawling ratio) and eight- and 10-speed automatic transmissions. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Car shoppers set sights on bargain 2020s, tantalizing 2021s," 3 Sep. 2020 All that power is sent rearward through a sequential six-speed gearbox. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, "830+-HP Lamborghini SCV12 Will Be the Most Powerful V-12 Lambo," 23 June 2020 This sort of model is called a digital twin, and Ford’s engineers will use it to work out how to rearrange the production line to produce a new gearbox. The Economist, "Robotics Robots that can walk are now striding to market," 25 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of gearbox

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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20 Oct 2020

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“Gearbox.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of gearbox

: a box in a car, truck, etc., that contains the gears

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