third gear

the third from the lowest forward ratio gear in the gear box of a motor vehicle

you shouldn't try to start in third gear

Syn: ↑third
Hypernyms: ↑gear, ↑gear mechanism
Part Holonyms: ↑car, ↑auto, ↑automobile, ↑machine, ↑motorcar

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third gear noun
The gear which is one faster than second, and usu one lower than top, in a gearbox
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Main Entry:third

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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