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shift lever

noun, Automotive.
1.
the lever mounted on the steering column or floor of a vehicle that enables the driver to shift gears.
Also called gearshift.
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  • The agency says that in some cases the floor shift lever may not match the car's gear.
  • Big radio and climate controls are mounted reasonably high for easy reach, as is the shift lever.
  • Our four-speed had a manual mode, controlled by reaching toward the center stack and notching the shift lever from side to side.
  • The automatic features a gated shifter, and the shift lever is well placed and a cinch to operate.
  • The shift lever, 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 shift lever.
  • The center console houses two cupholders and a bin forward of the shift lever fitted with a grippy pad.
  • The shift lever 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 shift lever into a gate to the right.
  • Trucks equipped with a column mounted automatic transmission shift lever.

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