reduction gear

noun

Definition of reduction gear 

: a combination of gears used to reduce the input speed (as of a marine turbine) to a lower output speed (as of a ship's propeller)

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The 295-hp electric motor and reduction gear fit exactly where the four-speed manual transmission sat, with all power routing to the stock rear differential. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, "E, ’lectrified: Jaguar Classic Makes a 1968 E-type Roadster into an EV," 7 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of reduction gear

1883, in the meaning defined above

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