Definition of mech in English:

mech

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Pronunciation: /mɛk
 
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noun

informal
  • 1A mechanic.
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    • The mechs installed two new engines before the next flight, and, for safety reasons, we ordered the two removed engines not to be installed together on the same aircraft again.
    • The mechs replaced both flight-control computers and both stab actuators, which we submitted for an engineering investigation.
    • When we walked to the jet, the mechs had the starboard engine-bay door open and were replacing bleed-air ducts.
  • 2The gear mechanism of a bicycle.
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    • The rear mech attaches onto the axle making for a super stiff and ‘out of the way’ setup with no hangers to snap off.
    • It looked like he didn't properly fix the mech as on the final run it jammed and I couldn't pedal.
    • The back wheel sounds like a baby's rattle and the mechs have been slowly rotting for a while now.

Origin

mid 20th century: abbreviation.

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