manual transmission

noun

: a system for changing gears that has to be operated by the driver
I can't drive her car because it has a manual transmission instead of an automatic transmission.

Examples of manual transmission in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shelby completed a prototype in April 1963 known as the Thunderbolt and used a Ford 360-cubic-inch V8 engine with a Ford four-speed manual transmission. David Krumboltz, The Mercury News, 7 July 2024 The electric motor is integrated into the eight-speed manual transmission and gets power from a 14.8-kWh battery housed in the vehicle floor. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 27 June 2024 Last summer, when Aston Martin unveiled the Valour—a $1 million-plus V-12 model with a manual transmission and limited to 110 examples—Aston’s Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso was intrigued. Sean Evans, Robb Report, 25 June 2024 If your car has a manual transmission, depress the clutch pedal before starting the engine. Anthony Robledo, USA TODAY, 17 Jan. 2024 All come with the eight-speed PDK transmission, as there's no option for a manual transmission with the new hybrid powertrain. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 28 May 2024 For the first 11 years of production, the Range Rover was only available as a two-door, with very few luxury appointments, a four-speed manual transmission, and an interior made of durable vinyl and plastics. Bob Sorokanich, Robb Report, 22 May 2024 Photo : Mecum Auctions A close-up of the gear shifter for the six-speed manual transmission. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 5 Mar. 2024 By modern standards, the 255 horsepower (or, in some versions, 240 horsepower) that the 1970s 308s produced isn’t much, and the cars also had a finicky five-speed manual transmission, but the 308 endures as an object that is, quite simply, one of the classiest-looking Ferraris ever made. Erik Shilling, Robb Report, 12 Apr. 2024

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“Manual transmission.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manual%20transmission. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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