stick shift


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
And it was a stick shift so it was kind of difficult.
She stood up and pushed farther down on the clutch pedal, finally moving the stick shift into third gear.
The show's poster depicts a stick shift gearlever carrying "2000" on its handle and the title running vertically on a dark green backdrop.
For his part, Beard expects Local 287, which has proceeded against him in inexplicable spurts and stops, like a rookie driver with a stick shift, to sue him in state court.
While she stood dumbfounded, it became rapidly apparent that neither of the Young Dillinger Fan Club knew how to drive a stick shift.
There are sequences of rich humor, as when Vinz cuts Sayid's hair to prepare him for a date, or when they steal a car and none of them knows how to drive a stick shift.
The essays roam through Dorris' experiences, from growing up with his mother and Aunt Marion (who taught him to pitch a ball, drive a stick shift, and "to the tune of 'You, You, You,' counted my laps in the Crescent Hill Pool" as Dorris practiced for a lifesaving certificate); to adopting three babies and raising them as a single parent; to suffering with each of them the torments of their doom from birth; to living and writing with Erdrich in such a way that family and work were inseparable: "When you're typing with one hand while aiming a bottle of juice at an open mouth with the other, you take your inspiration where you find it.
Instructors find that the women who come out usually are perfect in their driving techniques, though some have to learn to operate a stick shift on the spot.
If you're a fearless driver who can easily navigate rolling hills using a stick shift and righthand steering, by all means, rent a car.
Learn more about stick shift facts and myths at http://www.
It can be mated to either a 6-speed manual stick shift or a 7-speed automatic transmission with Downshift Rev Matching and Adaptive Shift Control.