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gear mechanism

Definitions of gear mechanism
  1. noun
    a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)
    synonyms: gear
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    first, first gear, low, low gear
    the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
    gearset
    a set of gears
    high, high gear
    a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
    park
    a gear position that acts as a parking brake
    reverse, reverse gear
    the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
    second, second gear
    the gear that has the second lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle
    steering gear
    a gear that couples the steering wheel to the steering linkage of a motor vehicle
    third, third gear
    the third from the lowest forward ratio gear in the gear box of a motor vehicle
    transmission, transmission system
    the gears that transmit power from an automobile engine via the driveshaft to the live axle
    neutral
    a disengaged position, as of gears
    automatic drive, automatic transmission
    a transmission that automatically changes the gears according to the speed of the car
    4WD, four-wheel drive
    a transmission that provides power directly to all four wheels of a motor vehicle
    hydraulic transmission, hydraulic transmission system
    a transmission that depends on a hydraulic system
    overdrive
    a high gear used at high speeds to maintain the driving speed with less output power
    standard transmission, stick shift
    a transmission that is operated manually with a gear lever and a clutch pedal
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    mechanism
    device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
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