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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The basic components of a wind turbine are the visible tower and rotor blades, as well as the gearbox and generator located at the top of the tower. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 24 Jan. 2023 Tipping the scales at just over 2,300 pounds, the lightweight ride is fitted with a 6-liter naturally aspirated V-12 mated to 6-speed sequential gearbox. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 1 Sep. 2022 Among them is a sequential 5-speed gearbox replacing the traditional 4-speed, H-pattern. John Sturbin, Dallas News, 28 Jan. 2022 The 3,599-piece set includes a W16 engine, 8-speed gearbox with paddle gear shift, and an active rear wing, along with a steering wheel, spoked rims, detailed brake discs, and a collector's booklet. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 20 Dec. 2022 The Sport Classic might be the most powerful 992-generation 911 to be offered with a manual gearbox, but beyond novelty, the stick shift really isn't a significant highlight. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 19 July 2022 Underneath it was closely related to the contemporary Mitsubishi Lancer, sharing its engine, gearbox, and rear axle. Car and Driver, 22 Dec. 2022 With Ferrari Classiche certification, the example retains its original engine and gearbox. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 10 Oct. 2022 This conventional four-door, grin-inducing American muscle car is built in Canada with an engine from Mexico and a gearbox from Germany. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 17 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of gearbox was in 1887

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“Gearbox.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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

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