running gear


: the working and carrying parts of a machine (such as a locomotive)
: the parts of an automobile chassis not used in developing, transmitting, and controlling power

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Donna Boyle came out of Ruth and Terry’s back door in brightly colored running gear and went down the steps. Matthew Klam, The New Yorker, 12 Dec. 2022 Welcome to our round up of favorite running gear for the holiday gifting season. Outside Online, 23 Nov. 2022 Besides making some of the best running shoes, Brooks makes other great running gear too. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 12 Nov. 2022 Double knots, still my vote for MVP of distance running gear inventions. Brendan Leonard, Outside Online, 26 Sep. 2022 Finding the appropriate cold weather running gear is extremely important, both from a comfort and safety perspective. Brett Williams, Men's Health, 9 Nov. 2022 The running gear is typically high-end with massive 50 mm forks and a cantilever monoshock, both fully adjustable. Peter Jackson, Robb Report, 8 Nov. 2022 Or get Lululemon staples like the Fundamental T-Shirt, Pace Breaker Shorts and Fast and Free running gear for up to 35% off. Heath Owens, Men's Health, 5 Oct. 2022 Its running gear and transmission are stock VW, with the exception of the wheels and tires (a Porsche gearbox could be used, but isn't in this car). Car and Driver, 11 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of running gear was in 1805

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Cite this Entry

“Running gear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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