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gearshift

[geer-shift]
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noun
  1. shift lever.
  2. a device for selecting, engaging, and disengaging gears for a system for the transmission of power, especially in a motor vehicle.
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Origin of gearshift

An Americanism dating back to 1925–30; gear + shift
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