Complete Definition of "slushbox"

English
Etymology
slush + box

Pronunciation
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Noun
slushbox (plural slushboxes)

#slang {automotive) An automatic transmission (a term used by automobile aficionados, derisively describing the reduction of performance in comparison to a manual transmission).
#:The slushbox did nothing to improve an already sluggish response.
#:Slushboxes are taking over the scrub. Once scorned in the bush, the automatic gearbox today is more widely accepted in traditional four-wheel drive wagons. "Bush bashers go auto." The Sunday Telegraph. 2002 July 21. Pg. A05.

Category:Automotive

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