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Noun: gearshift  'geer,shift
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: gear lever)
  1. A mechanical device for engaging and disengaging gears
    "in Britain they call a gearshift a gear lever";
    - gearstick, shifter [N. Amer], gear lever [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: gearshifts

Type of: mechanical device

Part of: automotive vehicle, motor vehicle

Encyclopedia: Gearshift