gear·​ing | \ ˈgir-iŋ How to pronounce gearing (audio) \

Definition of gearing

1 : the act or process of providing or fitting with gears
2 : the parts by which motion is transmitted from one portion of machinery to another especially : a train of gears

Examples of gearing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trim the chain with a chain tool to fit that gearing and use a quick link to connect the ends. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, 1 June 2021 To be sure, electric motorcycles still require some tricky financial gearing, both for manufacturers and consumers. Kyle Stock,, 25 Apr. 2021 Fiskars PowerGear2 Bypass Loppers feature a gearing technology that provides extra leverage and up to three times more cutting power than standard loppers. Jeffrey Harper,, 14 Apr. 2021 But over the months leading up to launch, smart marketing showing the depth of the gearing and skill builds, and a free demo showed off how fun gameplay could be. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 The world’s biggest oil company has taken on more debt in the past 12 months to keep up the dividend in the face of dwindling cash flow, though its gearing remains below that of firms such as Royal Dutch Shell Plc. Matthew Martin, Fortune, 22 Mar. 2021 The weight reduction combined with the new gearing may shave a tenth of a second or so from the incredible 2.4-second 60-mph dash that the Chiron Sport managed in our testing. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, 5 Mar. 2021 Finally, the gearing puts the saw’s blade on the left, where a right-handed user can see the blade and the cut line. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 18 Mar. 2021 With Coil Driver tech, that heavy, expensive, complicated gearing can be done away with. Bill Roberson, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of gearing

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of gearing was in 1833

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14 Jun 2021

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“Gearing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of gearing

technical : the parts that transfer motion from one part of a machine to another


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