manual transmission

noun
an automotive transmission in which the driver shifts gears manually.
Also called manual.


Origin:
1965–70

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Main Entry:  manual transmission
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a motor-vehicle transmission system of interlocking gear wheels connected to a hand-operated gearshift and a foot-operated clutch
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Example sentences
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.
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