noun Date: 1920 one that shifts; especially gearshift

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Shifter — may mean: * Shifter (bicycle part), or gear lever, a bicycle part that selects which gear the chain rests on * Shifter (tool), an adjustable wrench/spanner * Shifter (Justice League Unlimited), a former superhero featured in the animated… …   Wikipedia

  • Shifter — Shift er, n. 1. One who, or that which, shifts; one who plays tricks or practices artifice; a cozener. [1913 Webster] T was such a shifter that, if truth were known, Death was half glad when he had got him down. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shifter — A device for changing the gearing on a transmission. See column shifter dash shifter floor shifter friction shifter hurst six speed shifter index shifter index shifters J gate transmission shifter, an …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • shifter — shift ► VERB 1) move or change from one position to another. 2) Brit. informal move quickly. 3) (shift oneself) Brit. informal move or rouse oneself. 4) Brit. remove (a stain). 5) informal sell (goods) quickly or in large quantities. 6) …   English terms dictionary

  • shifter — /shif teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that shifts. 2. Informal. See shift lever. [1545 55; SHIFT + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • shifter — noun A person, animal, or object that shifts or changes …   Wiktionary

  • shifter — shift·er || ʃɪftÉ™(r) n. one who moves; one who transfers; one who exchanges …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shifter — n. Trickster, cozener …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • shifter — shift·er …   English syllables

  • shifter — /ˈʃɪftə/ (say shiftuh) noun Chiefly Eastern States → shifting spanner …   Australian English dictionary

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