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
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So vast was the chasm in class that the Premier League champions barely needed to get out of second gear to deliver a thrashing.
In Division One, Kennedy finished their season off with a defeat knowing they already had silverware in their cabinet, and they didn't really get out of second gear against Pique Blinders.
He said marks found at the crash site could be consistent with the van not going fast through the junction, and said it wouldn't have had to be accelerating as it went up the hill, which could have happened if it was in second gear. going round the corner at around 25mph in second gear.
After that, from the first gear shift to the second gear shift, the ratio changes from direct gear shift to CVT.'
Henderson's Maestro Royal (2-5 favourite) barely came out of second gear to land the two-mile novice chase, with Georgieshore a distant second after the only other runner, Justanother Muddle, crashed out at the ninth fence.
Gartcairn .....7 Lanark Utd....1 Mark Pirie Gartcairn boss Davie Greig reckons his side didn't even get out of second gear as they smashed seven goals past Lanark.
COVENTRY 52 OLD ALBANIAN 5 COVENTRY eased to another emphatic victory as they made it 16 straight wins in National League One without needing to leave second gear.
They also revealed that bus stops in some places are as little as 130 metres apart, giving drivers barely enough time to get into second gear before slowing down again.
The hosts barely reached second gear all night but were bailed out by their French superstar, who bent home a stunning free-kick in stoppage time to save boss Slaven Bilic's blushes.
Germany have reached the quarter-finals without getting out of second gear and that's bloody annoying when you're English.

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