One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The lowest gear on a bicycle.
- ‘It was a very difficult climb, requiring use of the granny gear.’
- ‘My blistering pace has now slowed to a mere crawl and I've been reduced to using yes, my granny gear.’
- ‘Just shy of 12,000 feet, even the smallest uphill can test one's lung capacity and necessitate granny gear.’
- ‘He explained he, ‘never used his granny gear, so he had it removed to save a bit more weight.’’
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