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stick shift

 
1. having to do with a nonautomatic transmission or a car that has one. I prefer a stick shift carI don't know why. The stick shift models are cheaperthat's why.
2. a nonautomatic transmission. I can't drive a stick shift! My husband took the other car and stuck me with the stick shift.
See also: shift, stick

stick shift

1. mod. having to do with a nonautomatic transmission or a car that has one. I prefer a stick shift car—I don’t know why. The stick shift models are cheaper—that’s why. This one’s stick shift.
2. n. a nonautomatic transmission. My husband took the other car and stuck me with the stick shift.
See also: shift, stick
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And, as he peeled out of camp on the last day in 1998, his Ford Probe--the car I learned to drive stick shift on--kicking up gravel in an overly dramatic fashion, I thought to myself, "He must be mad.
But the point is I like a stick shift and I can still do it, and MS can't have it.
She pops in the driver's seat and announces in a bright voice that she's "not really good with a stick shift.
Now she wants to reconnect with her skill, but in a big rig, with a complicated stick shift.
And I don't use it while I'm driving because my vehicle has a stick shift, and I can't stand those dorky-looking things that hang from your ear to facilitate hands-free communication.
Lenny teaches Debbie to drive a stick shift in his driveway.
She assured Brittany she could drive a stick shift and got Brittany's go-ahead, but the results proved disastrous.
8-liter, 142 horsies of last year's model), the 6-speed paddle-shift transmission of the Sport version ($22,935) gives the car a feeling of power that no ordinary stick shift on a low-powered sports car can provide.
I noticed the stick shift regularly slid out of gear when I was driving, so I took it back to the dealership.
I started with a one-room cabin on a hill and a car with a stick shift.
They was 30 workers out of Owensboro here and there wasn't any of'em could drive a stick shift.
In a later analysis of the wreck, it was determined that had the crash occurred when Henry's dad was in the truck, the stick shift would have been driven into his chest just before the dashboard pinned him against the back of the seat.
The twist grip gear change of the Grifter was also light years ahead of the Chopper's inferior stick shift (it was interesting to note that the new-look Chopper will dispense of its so-called 'revolutionary' stick shift in favour of the Grifter-like twist-grip).
Somehow he managed to drive his stick shift truck to my place so I could take him to the hospital.