Definition of running gear in English:

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running gear

noun

1The moving parts of a machine, especially the wheels, steering, and suspension of a vehicle.
Example sentences
  • The running gear features torsion bar suspension with hydraulic shock absorbers at one, two and six road wheel stations and tracks with rubber-metallic pin hinges.
  • The running gear has torsion bar suspension with an adjustable damping system and automatic block mechanism without stabilising spades.
  • Thanks to the excellence of the new Fiesta platform, suspension and running gear, the Fusion has fine road behaviour.
1.1The moving rope and tackle used in handling a boat.
Example sentences
  • I started off by baiting a swim about 13 ft from the bank in about 4ft of water before casting my pole tackle on running gear into the swim.
  • The keel is cut away aft for installation of the propeller and rudder and protects the running gear from damage by accidental grounding.
  • I use these with a running line to get the sensitivity of the pole rig but with the advantages of running gear when playing fish.

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Syllabification: run·ning gear

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