Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See transmission.
  • n. A protective casing for a system of gears.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. That part of a car's transmission containing the train of gears, and to which the gear lever is connected.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the metal casing in which a train of gears is sealed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A box inclosing gearing to protect it.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the shell (metal casing) in which a train of gears is sealed
  • n. the shell (metal casing) in which a train of gears is sealed

Etymologies

gear + box (Wiktionary)

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