second gear


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Noun1.second gear - the gear that has the second lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehiclesecond gear - the gear that has the second lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; "he had to shift down into second to make the hill"
gear mechanism, gear - a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
Translations
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D With Two Switches Gears, First Gear Weak Lights, Second Gear Strong Lights.
Bryan said he took a good blow at the back of the fifth last but he was never out of second gear.
They never got out of second gear, and they didn't need to.
Jenson Button scored McLaren's first points in Monaco, but his car got stuck in second gear on his first lap of the day.
I had to drop to second gear, maximum 20mph, to negotiate the treacherous double bends and steep hill right down to Hade Edge.
With the suggested 20mph limit, many cars will not even get out of second gear.
I tried third, had third, so I decided to keep going because it is possible to do a lap around here even without second gear.
But mechanical dialogue, a slow pace and labouring under a huge debt to the classic Bladerunner, has it clunking along in second gear.
Yes, charity does begin at home but when the world is faced with the sort of crisis that they have just seen in the Philippines I am afraid our charities have to go to second gear and these poor people who need our help desperately must be given priority.
TOP seed Angelique Kerber barely got out of second gear as she eased into the quarter-finals of the Generali Ladies in Linz with a straight-sets demolition of Alexandra Cadantu.
Announcing a second Gear so soon after the first may have been in Samsung's plans all along, but it seems an usual move to leave the launch of the second device until after the Christmas sales spike - and early adopters will no doubt be unamused if their Gear is relegated to the second-best model so soon, should a superior watch arrive in the first quarter of 2014.
Put your SUV in first or second gear and lift off the clutch completely.

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