Definition of bottom gear in English:

bottom gear

noun

  • 1In power transmission: the gearing selection which produces the lowest top speed in proportion to that of the motor.

  • 2Fishing
    Fishing. Equipment designed for use in bottom fishing, especially gear which operates by making contact with the bottom of the body of water.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From bottom + gear.

Pronunciation

bottom gear

/ˌbɒtəm ˈɡɪə/