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gear lever

noun, British.
Origin of gear lever
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • However, a touch of the throttle and ignition levers put that right, while the gear lever behaved itself of a sudden.

    King of Ranleigh

    F. S. (Frederick Sadlier) Brereton
  • His fingers dropped down to the gear lever, his foot snuggled against the clutch pedal.

    Cabin Fever B. M. Bower
  • Bud heard the second man get in and shut the door, and he jerked the gear lever into low.

    Cabin Fever B. M. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for gear lever

gear lever

a lever used to move gearwheels relative to each other, esp in a motor vehicle
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