stick shift


a manually operated transmission for an automotive vehicle, with the shift lever set either in the floor or on the steering column.

Origin of stick shift

First recorded in 1955–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for stick shift

stick shift

noun US and Canadian

  1. a manually operated transmission system in a motor vehicle
  2. a motor vehicle having manual transmission
a gear lever
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