gearbox

or gear box

[geer-boks]
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Origin of gearbox

First recorded in 1885–90; gear + box1
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British Dictionary definitions for gearbox

gearbox

noun
  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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