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second gear

One of the lower gears in a motor vehicle; it prioritizes torque over speed. The term is most often associated with manual transmission vehicles, in which one must shift the gears manually while driving. The car will drive better if you keep it in second gear while towing the boat. Shift into second gear so that we don't come flying down this steep hill!
See also: gear, second
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As the gear tooth wear develops (cases from A to F), the magnitude of the second gear mesh harmonic response increases, which results in a stronger interaction between the first and second gear mesh harmonic responses.
In most cases, it is the second gear that proves to be most versatile.
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Place the second gear on the board so its teeth lock into the teeth of the first gear.
The company has set up a second gear testing and analysis rig for polymer and metal gears at the Applied Technology Center at its headquarters in Thornton Clevelys.
Abram Hoffer's findings, treated myself, recovered, and discovered the body's second gear system.
A COUPLE of weeks ago Geof f Wright wrote to me about his 2003 Corsa which wouldn't go into second gear properly.
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Part of the thrill is checking the cool lateral-G-force meter to see how you're holding up One feature disconcerts: During light driving the transmission sometimes locks out second gear and drops you into fourth.
The gear, made from high-grade stainless steel, broke after engineers engaged it with a second gear that turns the steam turbine generator.
B is running, increasing productivity by increasing rim pull and speed per gear to suit the application, equating to a 12-percent increase in rim pull and a 2 percent increase in second gear speed.
To ease shifting and enhance reliability, the Tremec T56 six-speed manual has double-cone synchronizers on third and fourth gears, triple-cone units on second gear, and fifth and sixth gears (0.
Naturally, my imagination was in second gear by day 4 because the next injection was to take place in my backside.
Pushing this button shifts the transmission from second to first gear when pushing into a pile and automatically returns the transmission to second gear when reversing out of the pile for faster transport.
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