low gear

noun

US
: a gear that is used for slow speeds in a vehicle

Examples of low gear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nonetheless, hiring has shifted into low gear in Silicon Valley, according to the Index 2024 report. George Avalos, The Mercury News, 26 Feb. 2024 There's also a new Rock Crawl drive mode, which activates low gear in the transfer case, locks the rear differential, and dials back the accelerator's sensitivity. David Beard, Car and Driver, 21 June 2023 The window by the table was open and, on the nearby road, trucks shifted into low gear. Rachel Yoder, Harper's Magazine, 9 June 2023 These low gear ratios have made flipping and pitching the exclusive domain of baitcasting reels. Pete Robins, Field & Stream, 3 May 2023 The loss of Western technology such as advanced computer chips means an economy permanently stuck in low gear. David McHugh, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Mar. 2023 This mountain bike is equipped for tough climbs, with the 12-speed XT drivetrain advancing shifting performance and ample low gear choices. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 22 Feb. 2023

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“Low gear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low%20gear. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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