Change gear
Change gear Change gear (Mach.) A gear by means of which the speed of machinery or of a vehicle may be changed while that of the propelling engine or motor remains constant; -- called also {change-speed gear}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • change gear — noun 1. : a gear by means of which the speed of a mechanism or of a vehicle may be changed while the speed of its driving agent is constant 2. : any of a set of interchangeable gears for varying the speed ratio between two shafts (as on a screw… …   Useful english dictionary

  • change gear — The action of selecting a different gear. This expression is used more in Britain than in North America where the expression is shift gear …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • change gear — n. gear by which the speed of machines or cars can be changed while the propelling engine or motor stays constant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • change gear/gears — see ↑gear, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑change …   Useful english dictionary

  • Change-gear unit — Узел сменных шестерён …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • change-speed gear — Change gear Change gear (Mach.) A gear by means of which the speed of machinery or of a vehicle may be changed while that of the propelling engine or motor remains constant; called also {change speed gear}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • change/shift/switch gears — (US) (or Brit change gear) : to move from one level or area of activity to another He once again changed gears in his career. She s decided to shift gears, quit her job, and go back to school. • • • Main Entry: ↑gear …   Useful english dictionary

  • gear lever — gear levers N COUNT A gear lever or a gear stick is the lever that you use to change gear in a car or other vehicle. [BRIT] (in AM, usually use gearshift) …   English dictionary

  • gear lever — (also gearstick) ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a lever used to engage or change gear in a motor vehicle …   English terms dictionary

  • gear — gear1 S3 [gıə US gır] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in cars etc)¦ 2 3 change gear 4¦(equipment)¦ 5¦(clothes)¦ 6¦(machinery)¦ 7¦(drugs)¦ 8 get your ass in gear ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: gearwe] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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