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gear lever

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noun British.
  1. gearshift.

Origin of gear lever

First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for gear lever

Historical Examples

  • In this car you passed the gear-lever through a gate to get on the higher ones.

    Danger! and Other Stories

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Then, twitching his hat down lower than ever, he released his clutch and slid downward his gear-lever.

    Danger! and Other Stories

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • If it had been the old car I should have jammed the gear-lever into the reverse, and seen what would happen.

    Danger! and Other Stories

    Arthur Conan Doyle


British Dictionary definitions for gear lever

gear lever

US and Canadian gearshift

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