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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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.
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.
For gear pairs with misalignment errors, the second gear mesh harmonic response is higher than the third harmonic response, and the amplitude of sidebands increases as the misalignment increases [30].
D With Two Switches Gears, First Gear Weak Lights, Second Gear Strong Lights.
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.
The second gear serves as a 'middle ground' setting to use on most roads, with the first gear for climbing hills and the third for descents.

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