reverse gear

reverse gear
UK / US noun [uncountable]
reverse in a vehicle

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  • reverse gear — condition where the car s gear is set for driving backwards …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • reverse gear — noun (U) the control in a vehicle that makes it go backwards …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • reverse — [ri vʉrs′] adj. [ME revers < OFr < L reversus, pp. of revertere: see REVERT] 1. a) turned backward; opposite or contrary, as in position, direction, order, etc. b) with the back showing or in view 2. reversing the usual effect so as to show …   English World dictionary

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