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gearbox

[geer-boks] /ˈgɪərˌbɒks/
noun
1.
a transmission, as in an automobile.
2.
a shield or housing for gears.
Also, gear box.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; gear + box1
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British Dictionary definitions for gear-box

gearbox

/ˈɡɪəˌbɒks/
noun
1.
the metal casing within which a train of gears is sealed
2.
this metal casing and its contents, esp in a motor vehicle
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Slang definitions & phrases for gear-box

gearbox

noun

A stupid person; idiot; dimwit: only gearboxes greet strangers (1970s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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