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Definition of the noun gear mechanism

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  1. a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of gear mechanism: gear
    • more generic word: mechanism = device consisting of a piece of machinery
    • more specific terms:
      • first gear / low gear / first / low = the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle
      • gearset = a set of gears
      • high gear / high = a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
      • park = a gear position that acts as a parking brake
      • reverse gear / reverse = the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
      • second gear / second = the gear that has the second lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle
      • steering gear = a gear that couples the steering wheel to the steering linkage of a motor vehicle
      • third gear / third = the third from the lowest forward ratio gear in the gear box of a motor vehicle
      • transmission system / transmission = the gears that transmit power from an automobile engine via the driveshaft to the live axle

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Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

cogwheel, derailleur, machine, mechanism, pinion, sprocket, tackle RELATED TERMS gear arrangement for wheel rotation on curves: differential gear gear arrangement with one revolving around another: epicyclic train gear mechanism ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1903)

by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines

Sliding Gear Mechanism and Universal Joint (to the left ) to Bevel-gear Shaft. Pi-an View or American Automobile Mechanism. E Change gear case. direct connection for going ahead, and one geared connection for ...

Google previewCareer Discovery Encyclopedia (2009)

by Ferguson

Fixing the gear mechanism on multiple-speed bikes is another common repair for bicycle mechanics. Gear mechanisms vary greatly among different makes of bicycles, so mechanics have to keep up with current models and trends. Mechanics ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (2009)

by Harry Henderson

this device used a precisely crafted differential gear mechanism to mechanically calculate the interval between new moons (the synodic month). (Interestingly, the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Percussion (1995)

by John Beck

With its massive gear mechanism and long lever, Cramer's instrument represented a rather primitive approach to the problem of rapid tuning, an almost mechanical overkill, but it was a quantum leap from the primitive hand screws.

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