Definition of gear change in English:

gear change


  • A mechanism which changes gear on a motor vehicle.

    ‘the gear change and clutch are heavy’
    • ‘The driving position is almost ideal and the placement of the pedals has clearly benefited from all that rally experience, as has the smoothness and swiftness of the gear change.’
    • ‘But even that was fighting to be appreciated above the sharp and heavy clutch, the choppy ride and the sloppy gear change.’
    • ‘By shifting the motor to the rear, the gear change came out of the transmission on the ‘wrong’ side.’
    • ‘There are no quibbles about the gear change, which is silky smooth in operation.’
    • ‘The clutch is light, and the gear change is very easy too.’
    • ‘However, the pedals are still offset to the left and the fascia-mounted gear change is as notchy as it ever was.’
    • ‘The 2000 model was given an improved gear change and a reduced clutch lever span.’
    • ‘As it should be in a sports car, the gear change is excellent and the lever exactly where you want it.’
    • ‘A big disappointment is the gear change, which is very frustrating for drivers who want snappy overtaking.’
    • ‘On the upside, the gear change is of excellent quality, so it is not difficult to keep the engine in its best operating range.’
    • ‘Put the car in gear and you'll find the clutch pedal very light, while the gear change is just what you'd expect.’
    • ‘And good fun it is when the engine and gear change are such willing accomplices.’
    • ‘The gear change was a weird electro-pneumatic device and at the end of the 1935 year was still problematical.’
    • ‘There's the same wrist-flicking gear change, but now it's six-speed.’
    • ‘The gear change belonged in a forklift truck, and let's not forget the interior design.’
    • ‘However, the gear change is slow and requires deliberate effort.’
    • ‘Paying extra for the top class six-speed automatic gearbox would be a very good idea, as the manual gear change is awkward in operation.’
    • ‘Overall, the driver does not feel underprivileged, and a sweet gear change combined with well-placed pedals certainly help.’
    • ‘Thankfully, the gear change itself is excellent, but care must be taken to ensure that speed doesn't fall away on an uphill approach to a motorway, as you can find it difficult to fit into the passing traffic stream.’
    • ‘The gear change, though, was slightly obstructive.’