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Recent Examples on the Web Up front, the dash is attractive, the ventilation controls are unified into a workable layout, and the instruments (including a tach) are legible. Michael Jordan, Car and Driver, "1984 Jeep Cherokee Reimagines the 4x4 for a New Age," 4 Aug. 2020 Engage the easy-to-use launch control—left foot hard on brake, mash gas, release brake when tach stabilizes—and just try to keep your head from bouncing off the headrest. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, "2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Doesn't Really Need All-Wheel Drive," 10 June 2020 All instruments are neatly marked, but the oddly angled steering wheel obscures the upper ranges of the tach and speedometer in most positions. Martin Padgett Jr., Car and Driver, "Tested: 1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX Pairs Stealth with Speed," 15 June 2020 The round, white-on-black gauges are marked in an art-deco typeface, and in fifth gear the red speedo and tach needles swing in unison, pointing straight up at 80 mph. Frank Markus, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2000 Audi TT Goes All-In on Style," 1 June 2020 As the tach zings past 6000 or so, the clutch hooks up, and you're gone. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2019 Porsche Speedster Makes a Case for Less Is More," 27 Mar. 2020 The throttle calibration is right on, with sharp response and explosive power anywhere on the tach. Scott Oldham, Car and Driver, "VF Engineering Lamborghini Huracán Is a Beast with Manners," 21 Feb. 2020 Despite a nifty digital tach, Honda’s graphics are small and steering controls plasticky. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "The racy Honda Civic Si just wants to have fun (auto review)," 7 Dec. 2019 The tach shows a low redline for the first 500 miles, until the engine is broken in. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "20 Things You Didn't Know About The 2020 Corvette," 19 July 2019

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circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Tach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tach. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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