gear box

small box in a vehicle that contains a system of gears meshed together to pass motion along

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • gear lever — noun The lever used to change gears in a motor car. Called gear shift in the US and Canada. See Also: gear box, stickshift …   Wiktionary

  • gear case — noun the shell (metal casing) in which a train of gears is sealed • Syn: ↑gearbox, ↑gear box • Hypernyms: ↑shell, ↑case, ↑casing • Part Holonyms: ↑transmission, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gear-case — box within a machine that contains gears …   English contemporary dictionary

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