gear·​head | \ ˈgir-ˌhed How to pronounce gearhead (audio) \

Definition of gearhead

: a person who pursues mechanical or technological interests (as in automobiles or computers)

Examples of gearhead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But boy, can this design send a gearhead into a froth. Jon Gugala, Outside Online, 18 May 2015 Regardless, a true gearhead will still go for the rear wheel drive. Kyle Edward, Forbes, 1 May 2022 Emily Berl for The Wall Street Journal Sheridan Kahn is married to a gearhead. A.j. Baime, WSJ, 25 Dec. 2021 Linda goes to RadioShack and, like a gearhead stoked to unbox a new toy, rushes home, shoves a fresh tape in her recorder, and starts reinterrogating Monica about the dates and details of all her executive rendezvous. Amanda Whiting, Vulture, 28 Sep. 2021 For the gearhead in the family, last year Grand Geneva Resort’s Adventure Center began offering classic car rentals through American Classic Rental. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Aug. 2021 That’s a melodic note to the ear of a true gearhead who is awed by raw engine power and performance. Kyle Edward, Forbes, 5 July 2021 Imagine that a gearhead decides to soup-up the engine of the self-driving car. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 10 Apr. 2021 Diaz is a father of three teenagers, a gearhead and owner of 1965 Mustangs, and an avid fan of motorsports such as F1, IndyCar and road racing. Los Angeles Times, 22 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of gearhead

1974, in the meaning defined above

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“Gearhead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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