Definition of notchy in English:

notchy

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Pronunciation: /ˈnɒtʃi
 
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adjective (notchier, notchiest)

  • (Of a manual gear-changing mechanism) difficult to use because the lever has to be moved accurately (as if into a narrow notch): the gear-change action is rather notchy
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    • However, the pedals are still offset to the left and the fascia-mounted gear change is as notchy as it ever was.
    • I found the manual rather notchy, with a fairly long throw between changes.
    • The manual gearbox has a tendency to be notchy and the auto gearbox doesn't change particularly smoothly.

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