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

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Recent Examples on the Web Then, 18 laps later, O'Ward's hopeful championship run was over with gearbox and driveshaft issues, likely related to the contact. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 27 Sep. 2021 Regardless of the mode, the eight-speed transmission shifts quickly and smoothly, although the V-8's dearth of torque at low rpm can cause the gearbox to hunt for the best gear ratio. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, 26 June 2020 The Emira First Edition is powered by a 400-hp supercharged 3.5-liter V-6 with a standard six-speed manual gearbox, though a six-speed automatic is optional for $2150. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, 4 Oct. 2021 The original petrol car had half the power and took more like 5.5 seconds to hit 60mph with a manual gearbox. James Morris, Forbes, 18 Sep. 2021 Private companies in South Africa and Kenya are responsible for making most conversions, replacing the engine, gearbox, and combustion components with an electric motor, batteries, and control system. Richard Holmes, Fortune, 14 Sep. 2021 While both engines are unchanged and still pair with a six-speed automatic transmission, Mazda says the gearbox is retuned to be more responsive. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 14 Sep. 2021 Roma’s 8-speed dual-clutch transaxle, derived from the 989-horsepower SF90 Stradale hypercar’s gearbox, is also adopted with slightly different ratios to best suit Portofino. Mark Ewing, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 Plus, though, and the 9-speed automatic gearbox answers with greater immediacy and precision in its delivery of 516 ft lbs of torque and 496 hp across the power band. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 1 Aug. 2021

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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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“Gearbox.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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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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