Definition of Gearbox

1. Noun. The shell (metal casing) in which a train of gears is sealed.

Exact synonyms: Gear Box, Gear Case
Generic synonyms: Case, Casing, Shell
Group relationships: Transmission, Transmission System
Terms within: Transmission Shaft

Definition of Gearbox

1. Noun. That part of a car's transmission containing the train of gears, and to which the gear lever is connected. ¹

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Definition of Gearbox

1. an automotive transmission [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gearbox

gear heads
gear lever
gear levers
gear mechanism
gear ratio
gear ratios
gear shift
gear shifts
gear stick
gear sticks
gear train
gear trains
gear up
gear wheel
gear wheels
gearbox (current term)

Literary usage of Gearbox

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

1. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"S-Remove the three bolts holding V-brace to engine the gearbox arms apart or to force the gearbox out with a jack.) 10-Turn the flywheel until the hole ..."

2. Journal by Helicopter Association of Great Britain (1894)
"The connection between the engine gearbox and the main rotor gearbox is by ... The main rotor gearbox which is situated immediately beneath the rotor hub, ..."

3. Industrial Arts Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"Automobile 29:924 N 13 '13 Rear axle gearbox. SE Waldon. 11 Automobile 28:860-1 Ap 17 '!» li'iss gearset does away with clashing, diags Automobile 29:1217 ..."

4. Text Book on Motor Car Engineering by Alexander Graham Clark (1911)
"Position of gearbox.—The general practice in automobile work is to place the gearbox immediately after the clutch, but in modern work examples may be found ..."

5. Text Book on Motor Car Engineering by Alexander Graham Clark (1917)
"With the lower figures, therefore, the indirect drive in the gearbox, ... TRANSMISSION EFFICIENCY WITH SPUR gearbox AND BEVEL OR WORM-DRIVE IN REAR AXLE. ..."

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