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May 2016

Word of the Day: gear

Word of the Day May 19, 2016 gear (noun, verb) /gɪr/    LISTEN     A gear is a wheel or disk with teeth that fit exactly into the teeth of another wheel, in order to modify the speed or direction of a mechanism, such as those found in engines and clocks. It is also the thing that is assembled with all those parts, such as the gears of a car. In addition, gear is any apparatus or material used for a purpose, and informally, it can mean either 'belongings' or 'clothes.' As a verb, gear means 'to provide with gears' […]

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