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manual transmission

an automotive transmission in which the driver shifts gears manually.
Also called manual.
Origin of manual transmission
1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for manual transmission
  • If your vehicle has a manual transmission, shift gears before you make the turn, not during the turn.
  • If you have a manual transmission, shift quickly into higher gear.
  • Fuel economy for the big engine with a manual transmission suffers slightly.
  • Abilities in the operation of a manual transmission vehicle and canoe are desirable.
  • If you have a manual transmission, don't push the clutch in until the engine rpm is close to idle.
  • If you have a manual transmission, the lower the shift speed, the better the fuel economy.
  • The six-speed manual transmission was easy to shift, and the clutch didn't argue with your left leg in heavy traffic.
  • True to its performance image, it will come with either a six-speed automatic or manual transmission.
  • The manual transmission has gotten an amazing makeover.
Contemporary definitions for manual transmission

a motor-vehicle transmission system of interlocking gear wheels connected to a hand-operated gearshift and a foot-operated clutch's 21st Century Lexicon
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