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 — a manually operated transmission for an automotive vehicle, with the shift lever set either in the floor or on the steering column. [1955 60] * * * …   Universalium

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