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

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That leaves the base S model with only a manual gearbox; the other two Versa models have a standard CVT. Car and Driver, "2018 Nissan Versa," 29 Mar. 2018 Two incidents involved mechanical failure—a faulty gearbox and a blown tire on landing. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Deadly Air Force Training Jet Crash Was the Fifth in Just One Year," 14 Nov. 2018 An eight-speed automatic is the only gearbox available (for now, anyway). Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "What to Know About the 2020 Toyota Supra," 16 Jan. 2019 The 295-hp, 332 lb-ft traction motor fits in the space once occupied by the four-speed Moss gearbox. WSJ, "1968 Jaguar E-Type Zero: Revamping the Vintage Roadster as an Electric Car," 5 Oct. 2018 The big difference between the Tacita and other electrics is the gearbox and clutch, which other electric bikes don't have. Michael C. Wilson, Popular Mechanics, "New Motorcycles and Gear You Need to Know for 2018," 19 Oct. 2017 The 400-mile battery version of the truck sends 522kW (about 700 horsepower) to the gearbox and will hit the 60 mph mark in 3.2 seconds. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "The all-electric Rivian R1T is a dream truck for adventurers," 26 Nov. 2018 The turbo models like this also eschew the old six-speed gearbox in favor of a nifty new nine-speed. Al Haas,, "Refreshed for 2019, Buick Envision is roomy, comfortable, and quiet," 12 July 2018 Behind the big pushrod V8 is a superb seven-speed manual gearbox, with a heavy clutch and a slick, notchless gate (an eight-speed automatic, pictured here, is also available). Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Corvette ZR1: The Last, and Best, of Its Kind," 28 Nov. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of gearbox

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

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