running gear


Definition of running gear

1 : the working and carrying parts of a machine (such as a locomotive)
2 : 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 The best new running gear for summer sweat sessions. Matt Bean, Sunset Magazine, "Run Better from the Ground up with This Stylish New Gear," 20 Aug. 2020 This year’s SeaWheeze line features high-performance women’s and men’s running gear, plus cotton pieces in colorful Lululemon prints and designs (including a new piece with an all-over reflective pattern). Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "The Wellness Forecast: 13 Buzzy Launches We Can't Stop Talking About in August," 11 Aug. 2020 When did running gear start getting style-conscious? Jacob Gallagher And Sara Bosworth, WSJ, "The Ultimate Guide to the Best Running Gear for Men and Women," 10 July 2020 As the paper added, Johnson was photographed arriving at Buckingham in a Range Rover, completely outfitted in running gear. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "The Queen Is Allegedly Letting Boris Johnson Use Buckingham Palace to Exercise," 28 May 2020 By Friday morning, the hashtag had been used tens of thousands of times on Twitter, and people shared photographs of themselves outside in running gear, often alongside photos of Mr. Arbery. Jacey Fortin, New York Times, "On Ahmaud Arbery’s Birthday, Thousands Say #IRunWithMaud," 8 May 2020 There were young parents carrying babies in slings, college kids in running gear, grandparents holding on to each other for balance. Beth Thames |, al, "Should I be in the moment or capture it?," 8 Jan. 2020 Epperson has been running in winter running gear in an effort to prepare his body for the heat of Doha. John Meyer, The Denver Post, "Why Fort Collins’ Andrew Epperson spent the past few weeks training in winter running gear," 24 Sep. 2019 The cut is noticeable between the tank’s running gear, ahead of the first armored window pane. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Take a Ride in This Tank Limo for Just $2,000 a Day," 30 July 2019

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First Known Use of running gear

1805, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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28 Aug 2020

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“Running gear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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