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synchromesh

Syllabification: syn·chro·mesh
Pronunciation: /ˈsiNGkrōˌmeSH
 
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Definition of synchromesh in English:

noun

A system of gear changing, especially in motor vehicles, in which the driving and driven gearwheels are made to revolve at the same speed during engagement by means of a set of friction clutches, thereby easing the change.
Example sentences
  • A synchromesh feature enables shifting from low to high range at speeds up to 30 mph and from high to low range below 10 mph.
  • The 6-speed manual gearbox developed for the Volvo S60 R and VT0 R now has made its entry in the Volvo S40 T5 which features triple synchromesh.
  • My first car, the one I learnt to drive in, was an NSU Prinz with no synchromesh between first and second.

Origin

1920s: contraction of synchronized mesh.

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