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synchromesh

[sing-kruh-mesh] /ˈsɪŋ krəˌmɛʃ/
adjective
1.
noting or pertaining to a synchronized shifting mechanism.
noun
2.
a synchronized shifting mechanism.
3.
any of the gears of such a mechanism.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; synchro- + mesh
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British Dictionary definitions for synchromesh

synchromesh

/ˈsɪŋkrəʊˌmɛʃ/
adjective
1.
(of a gearbox, etc) having a system of clutches that synchronizes the speeds of the driving and driven members before engagement to avoid shock in gear changing and to reduce noise and wear
noun
2.
a gear system having these features
Word Origin
C20: shortened from synchronized mesh
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