shifter

Definitions of shifter
  1. noun
    a mechanical device for engaging and disengaging gears
    synonyms: gear lever, gearshift, gearstick
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    type of:
    mechanical device
    mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
  2. noun
    a stagehand responsible for moving scenery
    synonyms: sceneshifter
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    type of:
    stage technician, stagehand
    an employee of a theater who performs work involved in putting on a theatrical production
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