reverse gear

noun

Definition of reverse gear

  1. :  a part (called a gear) that makes a motor move a vehicle in a backward direction The tractor does not have a reverse gear. Put the car in/into reverse gear. —sometimes used figuratively The economy seems to be stuck in reverse gear.

Word by Word Definitions

reverseplay
  1. :  opposite or contrary to a previous or normal condition

    :  having the back presented to the observer or opponent

    :  made with one's back to the basketball net

  1. :  to turn completely about in position or direction

    :  to turn upside down :  invert

    :  to cause to take an opposite point of view

  1. :  something directly contrary to something else :  opposite

    :  an act or instance of reversing

    :  defeat, setback

gearplay
  1. :  clothing, garments

    :  movable property :  goods

    :  equipment, paraphernalia

  1. :  to provide (as machinery) with gearing (see gearing 2)

    :  to connect by gearing (see gearing 1)

    :  to make ready for effective operation


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