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synchromesh

[ sing-kruh-mesh ]
/ ˈsɪŋ krəˌmɛʃ /
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adjective
noting or pertaining to a synchronized shifting mechanism.
noun
a synchronized shifting mechanism.
any of the gears of such a mechanism.
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Origin of synchromesh

First recorded in 1925–30; synchro- + mesh
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British Dictionary definitions for synchromesh

synchromesh
/ (ˈsɪŋkrəʊˌmɛʃ) /

adjective
(of a gearbox, etc) having a system of clutches that synchronizes the speeds of the driving and driven members before engagement to avoid shock in gear changing and to reduce noise and wear
noun
a gear system having these features

Word Origin for synchromesh

C20: shortened from synchronized mesh
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