gearshift

[ geer-shift ]
/ ˈgɪərˌʃɪft /
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noun

a device for selecting, engaging, and disengaging gears for a system for the transmission of power, especially in a motor vehicle.

Nearby words

  1. gear train,
  2. gear up,
  3. gearbox,
  4. gearing,
  5. gearset,
  6. gearwheel,
  7. geb,
  8. geb.,
  9. geba,
  10. geber

Origin of gearshift

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

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