stick shift


noun

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
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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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