Meaning of “distance multiplier” in the English Dictionary

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"distance multiplier" in British English

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distance multipliernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɪs.təns ˌmʌl.tɪ.plaɪ.ər/ us /ˈdɪs.təns ˌmʌl.tə.plaɪ.ɚ/ specialized

a system or machine, for example a bicycle, that uses effort over a short distance to move a load through a longer distance

(Definition of “distance multiplier” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)