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 In other words, the power flow through the Wrangler 4xe's running gear is, at times, harder to follow than the plot of Inception. Eric Tingwall, Car and Driver, 1 July 2021 In addition to the girls' college fund, Brooks also donated $5,000 to the Jeuness Track Club to help cover membership fees, uniform costs and equipment needs for this year, and will outfit all girls on the team with new running gear. Joanne Rosa, ABC News, 29 June 2021 Best Prime Day Clothing Deals: Shoes Upgrade your running gear or lean into strappy sandals for summer with Amazon’s lengthy list of discounted shoes. Kelsey Clark, Glamour, 21 June 2021 The local citizenry is clad in a disproportionate amount of running gear from Purrier St. Pierre’s sponsors. New York Times, 16 June 2021 There’s no change to the Enclave’s running gear, which includes a 310-horsepower 3.6L V6, nine-speed automatic transmission and choice of front- or all-wheel drive. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 3 June 2021 In recent years, a clutch of labels selling pricey running gear with a high-design sensibility has invaded the exercise-clothing market. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, 14 Apr. 2021 This same running gear also appears under the RAV4 Hybrid. Dan Neil, WSJ, 9 Apr. 2021 My first drive had a razor focus on the Golf R’s new all-wheel-drive system, drivetrain and running gear. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 15 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of running gear

1805, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Running gear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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