a manually operated transmission for an automotive vehicle, with the shift lever set either in the floor or on the steering column.
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Origin of stick shift
First recorded in 1955–60
Words nearby stick shift
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Example sentences from the Web for stick shift
A stick-shift loyalist—even in the dead heat of Washington, D.C., traffic—Wood is a hopeless, car-loving, romantic.Google, Audi, Toyota, and the Brave New World of Driverless Cars|Abby Haglage|January 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for stick shift
noun US and Canadian
- a manually operated transmission system in a motor vehicle
- a motor vehicle having manual transmission
a gear lever
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