The key difference lies in how the police choose to use this gear – whether as civilian police, or as infantrymen with badges.
LaFever had almost made it to the lake, but slowly had to jettison all of his gear as he got weaker.
The fragile peace in Ukraine is being threatened by an influx of gear and armed men.
Now as Million Dollar Arm begins to gear up for its third season this fall, the team in charge is looking to make a few changes.
He remembers seeing the guys on that trip “getting their gear ready for the mission,” just like in the war zones.
"As soon as we get the rest of this gear stowed," Tom replied.
Get the shovels and other gear, and let us start as quickly as possible.
She was very light for her size, and we had all her gear in her already.
Cowalczk and Lehman fitted the pipe wrench to the gear on the valve, and turned it.
The pitch of gear wheel teeth when measured around the pitch circle.
c.1200, "fighting equipment," probably from Old Norse gervi "apparel," related to gerr "ready," and gerva "make ready," from Proto-Germanic *garwin- (cf. Old English gearwe "clothing, equipment, ornament;" Old High German garawi "clothing, dress," garawen "to make ready;" German gerben "to tan"). Meaning "toothed wheel in machinery" first attested 1520s. Slang for "male sex organs" from 1670s. British adjective slang sense of "stylish, excellent" first recorded 1951, from earlier that's the gear, expression of approval, 1925.
c.1200, "to equip oneself for fighting; dress," probably from gear (n.). Related: Geared; gearing.
A wheel with teeth around its rim that mesh with the teeth of another wheel to transmit motion. Gears are used to transmit power (as in a car transmission) or change the direction of motion in a mechanism (as in a differential axle). Fixed ratios of speed in various parts of a machine is often established by the arrangement of gears.