Definition of gearbox in English:

gearbox

noun

  • A set of gears with its casing, especially in a motor vehicle; the transmission.

    ‘a four-speed gearbox’
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    • ‘Effectively the gearbox engages the next highest gear but does not activate it until the optimum point has been reached.’
    • ‘Automobile majors are increasingly using India as a sourcing base for critical components such as engines, transmissions and gearboxes.’
    • ‘These are available with either five or six-speed manual gearboxes with an optional six-speed tiptronic automatic transmission.’
    • ‘Gears and gearboxes are significantly different on road-course cars.’
    • ‘We checked the massive engine room and filmed the now rusty gears on the open gearbox.’
    • ‘The manual gearbox has a tendency to be notchy and the auto gearbox doesn't change particularly smoothly.’
    • ‘Just put the six speed manual gearbox in sixth gear, and it becomes almost a relaxing grand tourer.’
    • ‘Discrete buttons mounted behind the wheel give you fingertip control over the gearbox.’
    • ‘Head gaskets, clutch cables, gearboxes and stuck handbrakes feature most commonly on the tired and dying list.’
    • ‘This engine is offered with a choice of five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearboxes.’
    • ‘The final option for powering boats is the simple single or twin-engined installation of standard petrol or diesel engines with gearboxes and shafts.’
    • ‘They will say for certain that the new gearbox has exactly six forward gears, which is one more than on previous models.’
    • ‘I prefer manual gearboxes, and this five-speeder is well matched to the 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine's characteristics.’
    • ‘Effectively it's two manual gearboxes put together, one providing ‘odd’ gears and the other providing ‘even’ gears.’
    • ‘The gearbox has a squidgy consistency that makes gear shifts feel like stirring congealed rice pudding.’
    • ‘The slick gearbox and torquey engine make low speed driving a breeze too.’
    • ‘The UK however will get a five-speed manual gearbox for the lower horsepower model.’
    • ‘The engine plant also produces the gearbox and highly complicated gearing components.’
    • ‘So does the double-clutch gearbox, which moves straight from one gear to the next with no pause and no snatch.’
    • ‘His proposals include fitting cars with smaller engines and banning power steering and automatic gearboxes.’

Pronunciation:

gearbox

/ˈɡɪəbɒks/