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Cars have a large engine in the front and you have a gearbox, which is cumbersome. Electric cars don't have this problem. The motor is much smaller, the battery is below you. This will allow you to play with different shapes.
Carlos Ghosn

Meaning of "gearbox" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GEARBOX

gearbox  [ˈɡɪəˌbɒks] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GEARBOX

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adjective
verb
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gearbox is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GEARBOX MEAN IN ENGLISH?

gearbox

Transmission (mechanics)

A machine consists of a power source and a power transmission system, which provides controlled application of the power. Merriam-Webster defines transmission as an assembly of parts including the speed-changing gears and the propeller shaft by which the power is transmitted from an engine to a live axle. Often transmission refers simply to the gearbox that uses gears and gear trains to provide speed and torque conversions from a rotating power source to another device. In British English, the term transmission refers to the whole drivetrain, including clutch, gearbox, prop shaft, differential, and final drive shafts. In American English, however, the term refers more specifically to the gearbox alone, and the usage details are different. The most common use is in motor vehicles, where the transmission adapts the output of the internal combustion engine to the drive wheels. Such engines need to operate at a relatively high rotational speed, which is inappropriate for starting, stopping, and slower travel. The transmission reduces the higher engine speed to the slower wheel speed, increasing torque in the process.

Definition of gearbox in the English dictionary

The definition of gearbox in the dictionary is the metal casing within which a train of gears is sealed. Other definition of gearbox is this metal casing and its contents, esp in a motor vehicle.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GEARBOX


beatbox
ˈbiːtˌbɒks
chatterbox
ˈtʃætəˌbɒks
farebox
ˈfɛəˌbɒks
firebox
ˈfaɪəˌbɒks
hotbox
ˈhɒtˌbɒks
inbox
ˈɪnˌbɒks
jacks-in-the-box
ˈdʒæksɪnðəˌbɒks
jukebox
ˈdʒuːkˌbɒks
lunchbox
ˈlʌntʃˌbɒks
mailbox
ˈmeɪlˌbɒks
matchbox
ˈmætʃˌbɒks
outbox
ˈaʊtˌbɒks
pepperbox
ˈpɛpəˌbɒks
sandbox
ˈsændˌbɒks
skybox
ˈskɑɪˌbɒks
soapbox
ˈsəʊpˌbɒks
thunderbox
ˈθʌndəˌbɒks
tinderbox
ˈtɪndəˌbɒks
tucker-bag
ˈtʌkəˌbɒks
tuckerbox
ˈtʌkəˌbɒks

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GEARBOX

geanticlinal
geanticline
gear
gear change
gear cluster
gear down
gear knob
gear lever
gear ratio
gear stick
gear train
gear up
gearcase
gearhead
gearing
gearless
gearshift
gearwheel
geason
geat

WORDS THAT END LIKE GEARBOX

black box
box
collection box
dialog box
glory box
glove box
light box
lunch box
music box
out of the box
PO box
poorbox
set-top box
six-speed gearbox
suggestion box
synchro gearbox
synchromesh gearbox
the box
tool box
toolbox

Synonyms and antonyms of gearbox in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «gearbox» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GEARBOX

Find out the translation of gearbox to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gearbox from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gearbox» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

齿轮箱
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

caja de cambios
570 millions of speakers

English

gearbox
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गियरबॉक्स
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عُلْبَةُ التُّروس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

коробка передач
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

caixa de engrenagem
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অবশিষ্টাংশ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

boîte de vitesses
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kotak gear
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schaltgetriebe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ギアボックス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기어박스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gearbox
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hộp số
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கியர்பாக்ஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गिअरबॉक्स
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

vites kutusu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cambio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skrzynia biegów
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

коробка передач
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cutie de viteze
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κιβώτιο ταχυτήτων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ratkas
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

växellåda
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

girkasse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gearbox

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GEARBOX»

The term «gearbox» is very widely used and occupies the 16.863 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gearbox

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QUOTES WITH «GEARBOX»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gearbox.
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Carlos Ghosn
Cars have a large engine in the front and you have a gearbox, which is cumbersome. Electric cars don't have this problem. The motor is much smaller, the battery is below you. This will allow you to play with different shapes.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GEARBOX»

Discover the use of gearbox in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gearbox and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Manual Gearbox Design
A must-have book for anyone designing manual gearboxes, based on 40 years of industrial experience.
Alec Stokes, 1992
2
Hillier's Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology
The gearbox normally requires little maintenance except the checking of the oil level, checking for oil leaks (i.e. from the input and output shafts) and checking the selection of gears during a road test. Before checking the oil level, ensure that  ...
Victor Albert Walter Hillier, Peter Coombes, 2004
3
The MG Midget and Austin Healey Sprite High Performance Manual
toyotA 5-SPeed GeArboX coNVerSioN An alternative to fitting a straight- cut close ratio kit to the original-type gearbox is to substitute a 5-speed Toyota box. This popular conversion comes from Dellow Automotive in Australia. Originally ...
Daniel Stapleton, 2008
4
How to Restore Triumph TR2, 3, 3A, 4 & 4A: Your Step-by-step ...
Before you put the welding set away, you should give some thought to the rear gearbox mountings. These vary from gearbox to gearbox. If you plan to reinstall the car's original gearbox, then, clearly, no changes are called for and you will (or  ...
Roger Williams, 2009
5
Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology
Disadvantages of the sliding mesh Although the mechanical efficiency of the sliding- mesh gearbox was high, it suffered from two great disadvantages: 1 Gear noise due to the type of gear. 2 The difficulty of obtaining a smooth, quiet and quick ...
Victor Albert Walter Hillier, 1991
6
How to Restore Volkswagen Beetle
GEARBOX (TRANSAXLE) REMOVAL AND REFITTING The gearbox and differential share the same housing, and the complete assembly is called a transaxle. The transaxle cannot be removed until the engine has been taken out; the swing ...
Jim Tyler, 2004
7
How to Modify Volkswagen Bus Suspension, Brakes and Chassis ...
Since the nose cone of the original gearbox will be fitted to the replacement gearbox, this makes it easier to ensure the correct engagement of the 'hockey stick' in the gear selectors when the swap is made. You need to use the original nose ...
James Hale, 2003
8
Decanter Centrifuge Handbook
2.3.7 Gearbox The epicyclic gearbox is described in Section 2.2.7. The main alternative is the Cyclo type gearbox. The German Cyclo Company was founded in 1931 when Lorenz Braren invented the Cyclo gearbox. Shortly after this date ...
Alan Records, Ken Sutherland, 2001
9
How to Improve Triumph TR5, 250 & 6
The Sierra gearbox conversion in situ. The only remaining extra would be to get your speedo re-calibrated. The standard Sierra gearbox is an alloy bellhousing with an iron main gear casing. In this form the gearbox weighs around 80lbs ...
Roger Williams, 2003
10
How to Rebuild Corvette Rolling Chassis 1963-1982
STEERING GEARBOX AND PITMAN ARM The GM 7808927 steering gearbox with a cast-iron cover was installed in 1963 through early- 1969 Corvettes. The GM 7819668 steering gearbox with an aluminum cover was installed in late- 1969 ...
George McNicholl

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GEARBOX»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gearbox is used in the context of the following news items.
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ZF Bullish On India, Evoque's 9 Speed ZF Gearbox, Engine Oil …
We then take a look at the Range Rover Evoque which now comes with an all-new 9-Speed ZF gearbox. It's now more agile and sportier to ... «NDTVAuto.com, Jul 15»
2
Gearbox boss says Colonial Marines lawsuit was like "Mafia-style …
My favorite thing about the legal action filed over Aliens: Colonial Marines is the way Sega tried to portray Gearbox boss Randy Pitchford as a ... «PC Gamer, Jul 15»
3
Do you want a manual gearbox in that BMW M3/M4? BMW says not …
According to recent reports, you won't be able to get a manual gearbox in the new BMW M3 or BMW M4. Why is BMW likely dropping the ... «Torque News, Jul 15»
4
BMW M2 Prototype Spotted with DCT Gearbox Out Testing
Some more spy photos coming in from China seem to show a BMW M2 prototype out testing with a 7-speed DCT gearbox. How do we know? «autoevolution, Jul 15»
5
'Elder Scrolls Online' news update: Creative director quits to join …
Paul Sage, Creative Director for "Elder Scrolls Online," has left Zenimax Online Studios to join developer Gearbox Software. This was confirmed ... «MNR Daily, Jul 15»
6
German company invests EUR 10 mln in gearbox factory in Romania
German company Henschel GmbH will invest EUR 10 million in building a gearbox factory in Tetarom III industrial park in Jucu, Cluj county. «Romania-Insider.com, Jul 15»
7
Future BMW M Models Will Drop Manual Gearbox
Deep down, we all knew this would happen eventually. BMW's new M boss, Frank van Meel, has announced that the manual transmission ... «Top Speed, Jul 15»
8
Paul Sage joins Gearbox Software
Creative Director for The Elder Scrolls Online, Paul Sage, has left Zenimax Online Stuidos for Gearbox Software. The company is currently ... «Gamespresso, Jul 15»
9
FULL TILT: Ross Hynd's Scottish Rally Championship bid suffers …
The sequential gearbox in the Hyundai is designed so that the car should not be able to downshift to lower gears if the revs and speed of the ... «Scottish Daily Record, Jul 15»
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ASK KEVIN: Are Quickshifters Hard on the Gearbox?
ANSWER: Anyone with gearbox-service experience knows that the dogs that ... An abusive rider can hammer a gearbox so it starts refusing the ... «Cycleworld, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Gearbox [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/gearbox>. Sep 2019 ».
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