Definition of Third gear

1. Noun. The third from the lowest forward ratio gear in the gear box of a motor vehicle. "You shouldn't try to start in third gear"

Exact synonyms: Third
Group relationships: Auto, Automobile, Car, Machine, Motorcar
Generic synonyms: Gear, Gear Mechanism



Definition of Third gear

1. Noun. The third gear of an engine. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Third Gear

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third eye
third eyelid
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third gear (current term)
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third law of thermodynamics

Literary usage of Third gear

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on Gear Wheels by George B. Grant (1904)
"Thus, the ratio for a pair of gears with axes in the proportion of .952 to 1 being 4 for the second gear, will be 16 for the third gear, 64 for the fourth ..."

2. Leading Cases of the Court of Civil Appeals of the State of Tennessee: With by Jos C Higgins, Tennessee Court of Civil Appeals, Court of Civil Appeals, Tennessee (1918)
"... increase the speed of the car it was then put in second gear, when it would run faster, and when it was put in third gear it then made its best speed. ..."

3. Odontics: Or, The Theory and Practice of the Teeth of Gears by George B. Grant (1891)
"Thus, the ratio for a pair of gears with axes in the proportion of .952 to 1 being 4 for the second gear, will be 16 for the third gear, 64 for the fourth ..."

4. The Principles of Mechanics: For Students of Physics and Engineering by Henry Crew (1908)
"(6) A third gear having 48 teeth is now inserted between these two so as to ... How will the insertion of this third gear affect the angular speed of the ..."

5. The Principles of Mechanics: For Students of Physics and Engineering by Henry Crew (1908)
"(6) A third gear having 48 teeth is now inserted between these two so as to ... How will the insertion of this third gear affect the angular speed of the ..."

6. The Truth about Automobiles by A. J. Smith (1991)
"The flow of power is the most complex in third gear. In third gear, the clutch that locked the first gear set is released and the brake is applied to the ..."

7. Mystery of Tammuz 17 by Herbert R. Stollorz (2005)
"The third gear represents the seventy years between 1948, ... The third gear is a special one. It connects the fall of Adam and Eve after the garden ..."

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