stick shift
noun Date: 1959 a manually operated gearshift for a motor vehicle usually mounted on the floor

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stick shift — n AmE 1.) a metal bar in a car that you move to control the ↑gears British Equivalent: gear stick 2.) a car that uses a stick shift system to control the ↑gears →↑automatic …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stick shift — stick ,shift noun count AMERICAN the short metal LEVER in a car that the driver uses to change the GEARS (=the machinery that changes power into movement). British gear stick a. a car that uses a stick shift system. A car that does not use this… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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

  • stick shift — stick′ shift n. aum a manual transmission for a motor vehicle, with the shift lever set either in the floor or on the steering column • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • stick|shift — «STIHK SHIHFT», noun. a lever projecting from the floor of an automobile, used to shift gears …   Useful english dictionary

  • stick shift — ☆ stick shift n. a type of motor vehicle transmission requiring manual shifting of the gears coordinated with a clutch pedal; manual transmission …   English World dictionary

  • stick shift — 1. mod. having to do with a nonautomatic transmission or a car that has one. □ I prefer a stick shift car I don’t know why. D The stick shift models are cheaper that’s why. □ This one’s stick shift. 2. n. a nonautomatic transmission. □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • stick shift — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms stick shift : singular stick shift plural stick shifts American a gear stick in a vehicle, or a car that uses one. A car that does not use one is called an automatic …   English dictionary

  • stick shift — n. (colloq.) (AE) to operate a stick shift …   Combinatory dictionary

  • stick shift — noun (C) AmE 1 a movable metal bar in a car that you use to control its gears; gear lever BrE 2 a car that uses a stick shift system to control its gears compare automatic 2 (2) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stick shift — This refers to a transmission that is shifted manually through the use of various forms of linkage. Often refers to the upright gearshift stick that protrudes through the floor. Also see four on the floor …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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