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 figuratively The economy seems to be stuck in reverse gear.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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
: to turn completely about in position or direction
: to turn upside down : invert
: to cause to take an opposite point of view
: something directly contrary to something else : opposite
: an act or instance of reversing
: defeat, setback
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