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Noun: shifter  shif-tu(r)
  1. A stagehand responsible for moving scenery
    - sceneshifter
     
  2. [N. Amer] A mechanical device for engaging and disengaging gears
    - gearshift [N. Amer], gearstick, gear lever [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: shifters

Type of: mechanical device, stage technician, stagehand

Part of: automotive vehicle, motor vehicle

Encyclopedia: Shifter