reverse gear

noun

Definition of reverse gear

: 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 figurativelyThe economy seems to be stuck in reverse gear.

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“Reverse gear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reverse%20gear. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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