stick shift


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stick shift

stick shift

n
1. (Automotive Engineering)
a. a manually operated transmission system in a motor vehicle
b. a motor vehicle having manual transmission
2. (Automotive Engineering) a gear lever

stick′ shift`


n.
a manual transmission for a motor vehicle, with the shift lever set either in the floor or on the steering column.
[1955–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stick shift - a transmission that is operated manually with a gear lever and a clutch pedalstick shift - a transmission that is operated manually with a gear lever and a clutch pedal
transmission system, transmission - the gears that transmit power from an automobile engine via the driveshaft to the live axle
Translations

stick shift

n (Am) (Aut) → cambio manuale
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The study opines that stick shift gear systems will continue to be the top-selling variant, on account of its cost-effectiveness and role in achieving fuel efficiency.
The Boy and I both think it is good for her to have some experience with a stick shift. She did OK, just said that her left leg was sore from having to do so much work.
When I was 11, my best friend Jen's mom taught us how to drive a stick shift...and let us perfect our skills on the back roads, where the worst thing that could happen was cows cracking up at us as we stalled out (yet again).
We drove up the mountain road in a borrowed stick shift van without power steering.
Unfortunately, Ali cannot drive a stick shift. Alis ex-boyfriend, Nico, can, however, so she offers him $1,000 to help her make the trip.
It was fun to get back behind the wheel of a stick shift that was so light to drive, that often I forget to shift gears because it felt like I was driving an automatic.
Seeing how our roads aren't exactly a great pleasure to drive on for fans of the stick shift, the shift towards automatic gearboxes is the definite way forward in the next decade.
Dinsmore's "stick shift" 2009 Scion had a vital role in assisting her to escape her kidnappers.
The six-speed transmission runs smoothly, especially when you slip the car into Sport Mode (Eco is also available for the more green-inclined), and you can use stick shift if you want a more authentic experience.
There is a small plastic tray between the driver's seat and the front passenger's seat, just behind the stick shift. For some reason, the driver refuses to touch the money or acknowledge your offer to hand it over, perhaps so as not to break this sacred silence.
Bottom right, Kris Boesen says he hopes that someday he'll be able to walk, and to once again drive a car with a clutch and stick shift.