gearshift

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noun gear·shift \ˈgir-ˌshift\

Definition of gearshift

  1. :  a mechanism by which the transmission gears in a power-transmission system are engaged and disengaged; also :  a lever for controlling such a mechanism

Circa 1924

First Known Use of gearshift

circa 1924


GEARSHIFT Defined for English Language Learners

gearshift

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noun gear·shift \ˈgir-ˌshift\

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.


GEARSHIFT Defined for Kids

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noun gear·shift \ˈgir-ˌshift\

Definition of gearshift for Students

  1. :  a mechanism by which gears are connected and disconnected



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