Definition of ungear
1 archaic : to remove the harness from (a draft animal) : unhitch ungeared the mules, and crawled under the wagon for shade — J. H. Beadle
2 : to disconnect by or as if by throwing out of gear ungear the pinion of a machine jangle your nerves … ungear you for the life you might have selected — Isaiah Glenn
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Origin and Etymology of ungear
2un- + gear
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