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or gear box

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  1. a transmission, as in an automobile.
  2. a shield or housing for gears.
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Origin of gearbox

First recorded in 1885–90; gear + box1
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Related Words

delivery, communication, broadcast, gearbox, message, dispatch, conduction, conductance

British Dictionary definitions for gearbox


  1. the metal casing within which a train of gears is sealed
  2. this metal casing and its contents, esp in a motor vehicle
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