Word of the Day
Apps by Dictionary
Do you know ghouls from goblins and ghosts?
the lever mounted on the steering column or floor of a vehicle that enables the driver to shift gears.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for
The agency says that in some cases the floor
may not match the car's gear.
Big radio and climate controls are mounted reasonably high for easy reach, as is the
Our four-speed had a manual mode, controlled by reaching toward the center stack and notching the
from side to side.
The automatic features a gated shifter, and the
is well placed and a cinch to operate.
, manual or automatic, sprouts from the dash below these buttons.
The center console flows rearward from the dash, housing the navigation screen, climate controls and
The center console houses two cupholders and a bin forward of the
fitted with a grippy pad.
is mounted on the dashboard, and while it looks odd at first, it's easier to use than a column-mounted shifter.
Switch to the manual mode by moving the
into a gate to the right.
Trucks equipped with a column mounted automatic transmission
Discover our greatest slideshows
Be Very Afraid: 8 Monsters of...
7 Spooky Words for Halloween
Q Without U: 9 Must-Know Terms for...
From the Trenches: Words of World...
Browse more topics on our blog
What Is the Difference Between Discreet and Discrete?
Learn the correct uses of these two commonly confused homophones.
What Character Was Removed from the Alphabet?
What mistaken pronunciation gave this character its name?
This small mark has two primary uses: to signify possession or omitted letters.
How Do I Get a Word into the Dictionary?
People invent new words all the time, but which ones actually make it?
Word of the Day
Difficulty index for
Few English speakers likely know this word
Word Value for
Words With Friends
Nearby words for shift lever
shield of david
shielded twisted pair
shift for oneself
shift into high gear
shift left logical
shift right logical
shift the goal posts
shift to left
shift to right