gear·​box | \ ˈgir-ˌbäks \

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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 The engine, gearbox and drivetrain are original, along with 95 percent of the bodywork. Nicole Brodeur, The Seattle Times, "You know that red sports car you saw around Redmond? It sold for a record $48 million," 25 Oct. 2018 The throttle and gearbox are plenty alert and when commanded the six will quietly pull its heart out. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS: A Move Toward Electrification," 3 Aug. 2018 Like this engine, the nine-speed automatic gearbox that sends the power along to the four corners is a real smoothie. Al Haas,, "Redesigned after 10 years, new Buick Enclave is worth the wait," 28 June 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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