Definition of gearshift
: a mechanism by which the transmission gears in a power-transmission system are engaged and disengaged; also : a lever for controlling such a mechanism
First Known Use of gearshift
GEARSHIFT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gearshift for English Language Learners
: a lever or other device that is moved to change gears in a car, on a bicycle, etc.
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Definition of gearshift for Students
: a mechanism by which gears are connected and disconnected
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