gearing

noun

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

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But that didn't translate into any more quickness despite the familiar 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6, identical eight-speed transmission ratios, and carryover 3.45:1 final-drive gearing. Dan Edmunds, Car and Driver, 16 Mar. 2022 Meanwhile, the disc brakes, broader gearing, and added tire clearance, which may range from four to ten millimeters more than a road bike, will open up a ton of terrain that would have pushed your old rig to—or past—its limits. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, 30 Aug. 2021 With the second volume of Stranger Things season four gearing up to be released on July 1, news has officially confirmed that Mills will be returning to Netflix in a new movie. Jasmine Washington, Seventeen, 30 June 2022 Alfa has chosen a quick steering ratio to deliver sharp responses, with the electrically assisted rack's 13.6:1 gearing giving the front end a keenness that feels more like that of a hot hatch than a compact SUV. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 5 May 2022 Unlike the RadRunner, the RadCity offers seven gearing options, the choice of a step-through or high-step frame as well as an upgraded motor, brakes and slightly more range. Olivia Lipski, Good Housekeeping, 15 June 2022 Blame the gearing of the six-speed manual and the 6100-rpm redline (600 lower than before) of the new 271-hp 2.4-liter flat-four. K.c. Colwell, Car and Driver, 30 May 2022 After one failed attempt, a bit more speed bounces me ahead, the turbo four's 277 pound-feet of torque cooperating with the short gearing to huck 3973 pounds of Outback over the summit. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 27 Jan. 2022 And now you a gearing up to open some shows for Brooks & Dunn. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 17 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of gearing was in 1833

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Cite this Entry

“Gearing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gearing. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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Last Updated: 1 Aug 2022

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