ten-speed
noun Date: 1971 a bicycle with 10 gear combinations

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  • Ten Speed — may refer to: *Ten Speed Press *Ten Speed (Of God s Blood and Burial) *Tenspeed and Brown Shoe *Road bicycle, the modern name for what was called a ten speed, when road bicycles had 10 gears …   Wikipedia

  • ten-speed — /ten speed /, n. 1. a system of gears having ten forward gear ratios, esp. on a bicycle. 2. a bicycle having such a system of gears. adj. 3. having ten forward gear ratios. [1970 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • ten-speed — ten′ speed n. 1) trs a bicycle whose gear system comprises ten forward gear ratios 2) trs having ten forward gear ratios • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • ten-speed — [ten′spēd΄] n. a bicycle equipped with a derailleur of ten speeds, or gear arrangements …   English World dictionary

  • ten-speed — ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a bicycle with 10 gear combinations * * * /ten speed /, n. 1. a system of gears having ten forward gear ratios, esp. on a bicycle. 2. a bicycle having such a system of gears. adj. 3. having ten forward gear ratios. [1970 75] …   Useful english dictionary

  • ten-speed — adjective Having ten gears …   Wiktionary

  • Ten Speed Press — is a publishing house that was founded in Berkeley, California in 1970. Philip Wood, founder and publisher, began his career with Barnes Noble in 1962 and in 1965 at Penguin books. He was in charge of Penguin Books in Baltimore and New York in… …   Wikipedia

  • Ten Speed (Of God's Blood and Burial) — Infobox Single | Name = Ten Speed (Of God s Blood and Burial) Artist = Coheed and Cambria from Album = Released = 2005 Format = CD Recorded = 2005 Genre = Alternative rock Progressive rock Length = 3:46 Label = Columbia, Equal Vision Producer =… …   Wikipedia

  • ten speed gears — Cockney Rhyming Slang Ears Look at the size of is ten speeds …   English dialects glossary

  • speed — speed1 W1S2 [spi:d] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(of movement)¦ 2¦(of action)¦ 3¦(fast)¦ 4¦(photography)¦ 5¦(drug)¦ 6 five speed/ten speed etc 7 up to speed ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: sped success, quickness ] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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