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gear

noun

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1 items needed for the performance of a task or activity
  • grabbed his gear, threw on his pads, and headed out to the football field for practice

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2 transportable items that one owns
  • you can store your gear in the overhead bin during the flight

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gear

verb

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The first known use of gear was in the 14th century

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“Gear.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gear. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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