gear lever

noun British.

Origin:
1900–05

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gear lever or (US and Canadian) gearshift (ˈɡɪəˌʃɪft)
 
n
a lever used to move gearwheels relative to each other, esp in a motor vehicle
 
gearshift or (US and Canadian) gearshift
 
n

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There's room for a cell phone on each side of the gear lever, which is surrounded by a grippy rubber pad.
The transmissions also have a manual mode that allows the driver to do the shifting by clicking the gear lever.
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