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three-speed

[three-speed]
noun
  1. a system of gears having three forward gear ratios, especially on a bicycle.
  2. a bicycle having such a system of gears.
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adjective
  1. having three forward gear ratios.
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Historical Examples of three-speed

  • Two-speed and three-speed gears are now very commonly fitted to cycles.

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    Archibald Williams

  • For the full enjoyment of tandem riding, therefore, a two-speed gear is a necessity, while a three-speed gear is better.