Definition of notchy in English:

notchy

Syllabification: notch·y
Pronunciation: /ˈnäCHē
 
/

adjective (notchier, notchiest)

British
(Of a manual gear-changing mechanism) difficult to use because the lever has to be moved accurately (as if into a narrow notch).
More example sentences
  • 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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