Low-gear definition

The low gear configuration of a transmission.
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A state of minimum activity, energy, or force.

The project went into low gear during summer vacation.

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The lowest gearing available from a gearbox, typically in a motor vehicle or cycle.
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One of the lower gearings available from a gearbox, typically in a motor vehicle or cycle.

Usage note: "low gear" implies the first sense, "a low gear" implies the second.

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