stick shift

stick shift

a manually operated transmission for an automotive vehicle, with the shift lever set either in the floor or on the steering column.

1955–60 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
stick shift
1.  a.  a manually operated transmission system in a motor vehicle
 b.  a motor vehicle having manual transmission
2.  a gear lever

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Slang Dictionary

stick shift definition

  1. mod.
    having to do with a nonautomatic transmission or a car that has one. : I prefer a stick shift car—I don't know why. , The stick shift models are cheaper—that's why. , This one's stick shift.
  2. n.
    a nonautomatic transmission. : My husband took the other car and stuck me with the stick shift.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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