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Definition of “gear” - Learner’s Dictionary

gear

noun     /ɡɪər/
VEHICLE [C]
B2 a set of parts in a motor vehicle or bicycle that control how fast the wheels turn: [usually plural] a mountain bike with 21 gears to change gear The engine and engine partsEngines and motors
first/second/third, etc gear
B2 a particular position of the gears in a motor vehicle or bicycle that controls how fast the wheels turn: The lights turned green, but I couldn't get into first gear.The engine and engine partsEngines and motors
CLOTHES/EQUIPMENT [U]
B2 the clothes and equipment used for a particular purpose: sports/swimming gear I've left all my gear at home.Things needed for a taskClothing - general words
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