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Noun
The working parts of a machine
Noun
A mechanism for transmitting power
Noun
Plural for a grooved wheel that can interlock and convey motion from one to the other
“This consists of a shaft holding a large and a small gearwheel, which may carry the motion around the cone-pulleys to a large gear in front of them.”
Noun
Plural for equipment or apparatus that is used for a particular purpose
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“So I headed back home for my fishing gear, hoping to find some solace in a good fight with a trout.”
Noun
Plural for clothing, especially of a specified kind
“Have you considered decking them out in cool leather biker gear or spandex outfits?”
Noun
Plural for personal possessions or belongings
“No, no, no. You put your own gear in the back! I am not a skycap. I'm FBI, do you understand?”
Noun
Plural for a machine or device, especially one that converts energy forms into mechanical energy
Noun
Plural for a substance taken for its narcotic or stimulant effects, often illegally
Noun
Plural for ammunition
Noun
Plural for a piece of luggage
Verb
To equip with gear, clothing or equipment
“The Venetians did not gear their men for war but for defense.”
Verb
To design or adapt something for a particular purpose
“We must learn to plan the attack, gear it towards the total annihilation of the monster, and not just stick pins in the soles of his feet.”
Verb
Make or adapt for a particular purpose or person
Verb
To dress in clothes (of a given type or kind)
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