shifter

noun
shift·​er | \ ˈshif-tər How to pronounce shifter (audio) \

Definition of shifter

: one that shifts especially : gearshift

Examples of shifter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 65cc and up bikes start to introduce manual clutches and require more rider skills to modulate the clutch lever and click through gears via the shifter. Popular Science, "Your kid wants a dirt bike. Here’s what to buy them.," 4 Sep. 2020 Paddle shifters are available for the six-speed, as well as the floor shifter. cleveland, "2020 Mazda MX-5 RF still means a lot of fun and some summer sun," 8 Aug. 2020 After the bungee cord idea didn't work, Blaney spent the rest of the afternoon driving around the 1.5-mile tri-oval with one hand on the steering wheel and the other on the shifter. Jason Hoffman, The Enquirer, "Cole Custer nabs first Cup Series win after another wild finish to Quaker State 400," 12 July 2020 Newly optional features include a foldable shifter and center console that creates a sort of desk or table, and lay-flat front seats that create a place to rest. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "2021 Ford F-150 Will Offer Desk-Like Surface, Sleeper Seats," 26 June 2020 The issue would later fuel Harris’ reputation as a political shape-shifter. Kathleen Ronayne And Maryclaire Dale, chicagotribune.com, "‘Do something’: Harris’ rapid rise driven by call to action," 17 Aug. 2020 The issue would later fuel Harris' reputation as a political shape-shifter. Kathleen Ronayne And Maryclaire Dale, Star Tribune, "'Do something:' Harris' rapid rise driven by call to action," 15 Aug. 2020 The issue would later fuel Harris' reputation as a political shape-shifter. Arkansas Online, "'Do something:' Harris' rapid rise driven by call to action," 15 Aug. 2020 Compared with the automatic's silly gear selector—which has been likened to everything from an electric razor to genitalia—the manual's shifter appears serious and substantial, sort of like the difference between a water pistol and a Winchester. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "The Magnificent Seven: 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Manual," 5 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of shifter

1920, in the meaning defined above

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21 Sep 2020

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“Shifter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shifter. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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