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gear lever

noun, British.
Origin of gear lever
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Then, twitching his hat down lower than ever, he released his clutch and slid downward his gear-lever.

    Danger! and Other Stories Arthur Conan Doyle
  • In this car you passed the gear-lever through a gate to get on the higher ones.

    Danger! and Other Stories Arthur Conan Doyle
  • If it had been the old car I should have jammed the gear-lever into the reverse, and seen what would happen.

    Danger! and Other Stories Arthur Conan Doyle
British Dictionary definitions for gear-lever

gear lever

a lever used to move gearwheels relative to each other, esp in a motor vehicle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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