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

Examples of running gear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lululemon Fast and Free running belt This ultra slim, lightweight belt bag is on our editors' list of top running gear. Meaghan Kenny, Condé Nast Traveler, 22 Aug. 2023 While most opted for traditional running gear — sneakers, workout leggings and even shorts, in spite of the 45-degree weather — others donned colorful costumes as birds, royalty, cheerleaders, football players and a Lunar New Year-style dragon. Lauren J. Mapp, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Feb. 2024 There’s plenty of running apparel to choose from, as well as useful running gear from speed and distance monitors to hydration packs. Priscilla Blossom, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Now, go forth and have fun with the best winter running gear for 2023. Laura Holt, Travel + Leisure, 16 Nov. 2023 See all Example Sentences for running gear 

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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 19 Jul. 2024.

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