gearbox

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

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Shuttle buses will replace all cable car lines as the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency refurbishes gearboxes, which propel the cars up and down the city’s hills. Bharbi Hazarika, Los Angeles Times, "San Francisco cable cars are shut down for repairs for 10 days," 13 Sep. 2019 The move is part of an ongoing gearbox rehabilitation project that started in 2017. Patrick May, The Mercury News, "Sorry, visitors: San Francisco to completely shut down cable cars for 10 days," 4 Sep. 2019 This month’s work advances a gearbox rehabilitation project that began in 2017 to repair and refurbish heavy equipment that’s been in service since 1984, on a system that’s clanked along since the 1890s, said SFMTA spokeswoman Erica Kato. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "SF’s iconic cable cars will be down for 10 days for gear-box replacement," 3 Sep. 2019 New JELs, brakes, roller bearings, 16 rebuilt gearboxes and a new Cummins V16 twin-turbo diesel have been added. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, "Launching To Space at a Crawl," 16 July 2019 The line’s have to be shut down so crews can replace the 35-year-old gearboxes. Patrick May, The Mercury News, "Sorry, visitors: San Francisco to completely shut down cable cars for 10 days," 4 Sep. 2019 So far crews have overhauled six gearboxes — five that move the California and Mason cable car lines, and one spare. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "SF’s iconic cable cars will be down for 10 days for gear-box replacement," 3 Sep. 2019 In warm weather, German motorcyclists riding BMWs laden with gearboxes zoom past cyclists in bright helmets powering up the twisty mountain road. Rachel Monroe, Outside Online, "Last winter, Moroccan officials found two hikers dead on the trail to the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains. The international investigation that followed revealed the fragility of the adventure travel economy, as well as what happens when a small tourist hub is suddenly made strange by violence.," 29 July 2019 The car's six-speed Hewland gearbox has a magnesium case rather than aluminum. Eric Tegler, Ars Technica, "Working on this Singer 911 restoration “turns” Williams F1 engineers," 24 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of gearbox

1887, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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gearbox

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gearbox

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

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