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1. A transmission system in a motor vehicle that requires the driver to manually change gears with a clutch and shifting lever. I never learned how to drive a stick shift, so Mary had to drive for the whole road trip.
2. A motor vehicle that has such a manual transmission. My last car was a stick shift, so it took a little while to get used to this new automatic.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
1. 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.
2. a nonautomatic transmission. I can't drive a stick shift! My husband took the other car and stuck me with the stick shift.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
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