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gear

  

      n  
1    a toothed wheel that engages with another toothed wheel or with a rack in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion  
2    a mechanism for transmitting motion by gears, esp. for a specific purpose  
the steering gear of a boat     
3    the engagement or specific ratio of a system of gears  
in gear, high gear     
4    personal equipment and accoutrements; belongings  
5    equipment and supplies for a particular operation, sport, etc.  
fishing gear     
6      (Nautical)   all equipment or appurtenances belonging to a certain vessel, sailor, etc.  
7       short for       landing gear  
8    Informal   up-to-date clothes and accessories, esp. those bought by young people  
9    Slang  
a    stolen goods  
b    illegal drugs  
10       a less common word for       harness       1  
11    in gear   working or performing effectively or properly  
12    out of gear   out of order; not functioning properly  
      vb  
13    tr   to adjust or adapt (one thing) so as to fit in or work with another  
to gear our output to current demand     
14    tr   to equip with or connect by gears  
15    intr   to be in or come into gear  
16    tr   to equip with harness  
     (C13: from Old Norse gervi; related to Old High German garawi equipment, Old English gearwe)  
  gearless      adj  


alighting gear  
      n      another name for       undercarriage       1  
bevel gear  
      n   a gear having teeth cut into a conical surface known as the pitch zone. Two such gears mesh together to transmit power between two shafts at an angle to each other  
differential gear  
      n   the epicyclic gear mounted in the driving axle of a road vehicle that permits one driving wheel to rotate faster than the other, as when cornering  
double-helical gear  
      n      another name for       herringbone gear  
draw gear  
      n     (Brit)   an apparatus for coupling railway cars  
gear cluster  
      n     (Engineering)   an assembly of gears permanently attached to a shaft  
gear down  
      vb   tr, adv   to adapt to a new situation by decreasing output, intensity of operations, etc.  
gear lever   ,   (U.S. and Canadian)   gearshift  
      n   a lever used to move gearwheels relative to each other, esp. in a motor vehicle  
gear train  
      n     (Engineering)   a system of gears that transmits power from one shaft to another  
gear up  
      vb   adv  
1    tr   to equip with gears  
2    to prepare, esp. for greater efficiency  
is our industry geared up for the new millennium?     
helical gear  
      n   a gearwheel having the tooth form generated on a helical path about the axis of the wheel  
herringbone gear  
      n   a gearwheel having two sets of helical teeth, one set inclined at an acute angle to the other so that V-shaped teeth are formed,   (Also called)    double-helical gear  
hypoid gear  
      n   a gear having a tooth form generated by a hypocycloidal curve; used extensively in motor vehicle transmissions to withstand a high surface loading  
     (C20: hypoid, shortened from hypocycloid)  
involute gear  
      n   a gear tooth form that is generated by involute geometry  
landing gear  
      n      another name for       undercarriage       1  
mitre gear  
      n   one of a pair of similar bevel gears having a pitch cone angle of 45°  
spur gear   , wheel  
      n   a gear having involuted teeth either straight or helically cut on a cylindrical surface. Two such gears are used to transmit power between parallel shafts  
steering gear  
      n   any mechanism used for steering a vehicle, ship, aircraft, etc.  
timing gear  
      n   (in an internal-combustion engine) the drive between the crankshaft and the camshaft, usually giving a ratio of 2 : 1  
top gear  
      n   the highest gear in a motor vehicle, often shortened to top  
tumbler gear  
      n   a train of gears in which the gear-selection mechanism is operated by tumblers  
valve gear  
      n   a mechanism that operates the valves of a reciprocating engine, usually involving the use of cams, pushrods, rocker arms, etc.  
worm gear  
      n  
1    a device consisting of a threaded shaft (worm) that mates with a gearwheel (worm wheel) so that rotary motion can be transferred between two shafts at right angles to each other  
2      (Also called)    worm wheel   a gearwheel driven by a threaded shaft or worm  
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planet wheel   , gear         
      n   any one of the wheels of an epicyclic gear train that orbits the central axis of the train  


alighting gear  
      n      another name for       undercarriage       1  
bevel gear  
      n   a gear having teeth cut into a conical surface known as the pitch zone. Two such gears mesh together to transmit power between two shafts at an angle to each other  
differential gear  
      n   the epicyclic gear mounted in the driving axle of a road vehicle that permits one driving wheel to rotate faster than the other, as when cornering  
double-helical gear  
      n      another name for       herringbone gear  
draw gear  
      n     (Brit)   an apparatus for coupling railway cars  
gear  
      n  
1    a toothed wheel that engages with another toothed wheel or with a rack in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion  
2    a mechanism for transmitting motion by gears, esp. for a specific purpose  
the steering gear of a boat     
3    the engagement or specific ratio of a system of gears  
in gear, high gear     
4    personal equipment and accoutrements; belongings  
5    equipment and supplies for a particular operation, sport, etc.  
fishing gear     
6      (Nautical)   all equipment or appurtenances belonging to a certain vessel, sailor, etc.  
7       short for       landing gear  
8    Informal   up-to-date clothes and accessories, esp. those bought by young people  
9    Slang  
a    stolen goods  
b    illegal drugs  
10       a less common word for       harness       1  
11    in gear   working or performing effectively or properly  
12    out of gear   out of order; not functioning properly  
      vb  
13    tr   to adjust or adapt (one thing) so as to fit in or work with another  
to gear our output to current demand     
14    tr   to equip with or connect by gears  
15    intr   to be in or come into gear  
16    tr   to equip with harness  
     (C13: from Old Norse gervi; related to Old High German garawi equipment, Old English gearwe)  
  gearless      adj  
gear cluster  
      n     (Engineering)   an assembly of gears permanently attached to a shaft  
gear down  
      vb   tr, adv   to adapt to a new situation by decreasing output, intensity of operations, etc.  
gear lever   ,   (U.S. and Canadian)   gearshift  
      n   a lever used to move gearwheels relative to each other, esp. in a motor vehicle  
gear train  
      n     (Engineering)   a system of gears that transmits power from one shaft to another  
gear up  
      vb   adv  
1    tr   to equip with gears  
2    to prepare, esp. for greater efficiency  
is our industry geared up for the new millennium?     
helical gear  
      n   a gearwheel having the tooth form generated on a helical path about the axis of the wheel  
herringbone gear  
      n   a gearwheel having two sets of helical teeth, one set inclined at an acute angle to the other so that V-shaped teeth are formed,   (Also called)    double-helical gear  
hypoid gear  
      n   a gear having a tooth form generated by a hypocycloidal curve; used extensively in motor vehicle transmissions to withstand a high surface loading  
     (C20: hypoid, shortened from hypocycloid)  
involute gear  
      n   a gear tooth form that is generated by involute geometry  
landing gear  
      n      another name for       undercarriage       1  
mitre gear  
      n   one of a pair of similar bevel gears having a pitch cone angle of 45°  
spur gear   , wheel  
      n   a gear having involuted teeth either straight or helically cut on a cylindrical surface. Two such gears are used to transmit power between parallel shafts  
steering gear  
      n   any mechanism used for steering a vehicle, ship, aircraft, etc.  
timing gear  
      n   (in an internal-combustion engine) the drive between the crankshaft and the camshaft, usually giving a ratio of 2 : 1  
top gear  
      n   the highest gear in a motor vehicle, often shortened to top  
tumbler gear  
      n   a train of gears in which the gear-selection mechanism is operated by tumblers  
valve gear  
      n   a mechanism that operates the valves of a reciprocating engine, usually involving the use of cams, pushrods, rocker arms, etc.  
worm gear  
      n  
1    a device consisting of a threaded shaft (worm) that mates with a gearwheel (worm wheel) so that rotary motion can be transferred between two shafts at right angles to each other  
2      (Also called)    worm wheel   a gearwheel driven by a threaded shaft or worm  

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gear

  

      n  
1    cog, cogwheel, gearwheel, toothed wheel  
2    cogs, gearing, machinery, mechanism, works  
3    accessories, accoutrements, apparatus, equipment, harness, instruments, outfit, paraphernalia, rigging, supplies, tackle, tools, trappings  
4    baggage, belongings, effects, kit, luggage, stuff, things  
5      (slang)   apparel, array, attire, clothes, clothing, costume, dress, garb, garments, habit, outfit, rigout     (informal)   schmutter     (slang)   threads     (slang)   togs, wear  
      vb  
6    adapt, adjust, equip, fit, rig, suit, tailor  

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