synchromesh
adjective Date: 1928 designed for effecting synchronized shifting of gears • synchromesh noun

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  • synchromesh — ► NOUN ▪ a system of gear changing in which the driving and driven gearwheels are made to revolve at the same speed during engagement. ORIGIN contraction of synchronized mesh …   English terms dictionary

  • synchromesh — [siŋ′krə mesh΄, sin′krə mesh΄] adj. [ SYNCHRO + MESH] a device in a transmission system that automatically brings the gears to be meshed to about the same speed of rotation before a shift occurs …   English World dictionary

  • synchromesh — A device in a manual transmission that allows two gears to mesh more smoothly. When a synchronizer gear matches the speed of the transmission main shaft to the speed of the gear being selected, they mesh smoothly and prevent grinding and clashing …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • synchromesh — /sing kreuh mesh /, Auto. adj. 1. noting or pertaining to a synchronized shifting mechanism. n. 2. a synchronized shifting mechanism. 3. any of the gears of such a mechanism. [1925 30; SYNCHRO + MESH] * * * …   Universalium

  • synchromesh — 1. noun a) System of synchronized transmission found in modern gearboxes to make gear changing easier and smoother. b) (By analogy) A device which functions like a synchronized transmission. 2. adjective Having the quality or smoothly exchanging… …   Wiktionary

  • synchromesh — Synonyms and related words: Hydromatic, automatic transmission, cogwheel, differential, differential gear, freewheel, gear, gear train, gearbox, gearing, gearshift, gearwheel, high, intermediate, low, neutral, overdrive, rack, reverse, standard… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • synchromesh — syn|chro|mesh [ sıŋkrou,meʃ ] noun uncount TECHNICAL a system in a car designed to make SHIFTING GEARS smoother …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • synchromesh — syn·chro mesh || ‚sɪŋkrəʊ meʃmeʃ n. gear system that synchronizes the gears to make facilitate gear shifting (Machinery) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • synchromesh — noun a system of gear changing in which the driving and driven gearwheels are made to revolve at the same speed during engagement. Origin 1920s: contr. of synchronized mesh …   English new terms dictionary

  • synchromesh — syn•chro•mesh [[t]ˈsɪŋ krəˌmɛʃ[/t]] n. aum a synchronized automotive shifting mechanism • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

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