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Definition of "gear" []

  • A toothed machine part, such as a wheel or cylinder, that meshes with another toothed part to transmit motion or to change speed or direction. (noun)
  • A complete assembly that performs a specific function in a larger machine. (noun)
  • A transmission configuration for a specific ratio of engine to axle torque in a motor vehicle. (noun)
  • Equipment, such as tools or clothing, used for a particular activity: fishing gear. See Synonyms at equipment. (noun)
  • Clothing and accessories: the latest gear for teenagers. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gear" in a sentence
  • "Up:: gear ++ if (gear > gear: = 4 send % gear% return"
  • "Rain gear is visible among the crowd, but no umbrellas."
  • "I generally fish for largemouth, and so my gear is all mostly geared that way, so I appreciate all the responses!"