running gear

noun

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

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This technological phenomenon, known as wicking, has been commercially available in running gear since the 1980s. Matt Gross, WSJ, "The Best Shirts and Shorts for Keeping Sweaty Runners Dry," 7 June 2018 There’s no special uniform required for log rolling—participants just wear any sort of water-wicking material, like swimsuits or running gear, explains Delaney, who favors Spandex running shorts and a sports bra herself. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "All About Log Rolling, the Unique Sport That’s Much Tougher Than It Looks," 8 May 2018 Think of new-age running gear like craft beer a decade ago. Noah Davis, GQ, "The Future of Running Gear Looks a Lot like Streetwear," 31 Jan. 2018 The seller had neglected to mention in the ad that the Jeep sat on the burlier running gear from a ’79 Bronco, complete with shorter gears and locked front and rear differentials. Car and Driver, "The Battle of the Off-Road Beaters: Ford F-150 Custom vs. Geo Tracker, Jeep Cherokee, Land Rover Discovery," 30 Nov. 2016 Delica represents the pinnacle of off-road minivan, full 4WD running gear, diesel engine availability, and a manual transmission option. Devin Holody, Ars Technica, "A beginner’s guide to the world of weird and wonderful Japanese import cars," 26 Apr. 2018 The list of rear seat options shows what matters to Lexus owners, but the LS’s running gear is impressive, too. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Review: 2018 LS 500 is a beauty -- with beastly infotainment controls," 11 Apr. 2018 The style of Noah’s shorts, and many other items in this new world of running gear, wouldn’t look out of place on the pages of Thrasher. Noah Davis, GQ, "The Future of Running Gear Looks a Lot like Streetwear," 31 Jan. 2018 The guides are able to help the blind athletes during the challenging periods of transitioning from wetsuit to running gear. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Blind triathlete teaches others to race for the gold," 18 Jan. 2018

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1805, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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