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  1. (uncountable) equipment or paraphernalia, especially that used for an athletic endeavor.
  2. (countable) a wheel with grooves (tooth, teeth) engraved on the outer circumference, such that two such devices can interlock and convey motion from one to the other.
  3. (countable) a particular combination or choice of interlocking gears, such that a particular gear ratio is achieved.
  4. (countable) A configuration of the transmission of an motor car so as to achieve a particular ratio of engine to axle torque
  • French: engrenage
  • German: Gangschaltung
  • Spanish: engranage
  • Italian: cambio
verb to gear
  1. To fit with gears in order to achieve a desired gear ratio.
    Etymology: From gervi.

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