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.

Nearby words

  1. stick it,
  2. stick it to someone,
  3. stick one's neck out,
  4. stick out,
  5. stick pin,
  6. stick style,
  7. stick to,
  8. stick to one's guns,
  9. stick to one's last,
  10. stick to the ribs

Origin of stick shift

First recorded in 1955–60

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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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