gearhead

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gear +‎ -head

Noun[edit]

gearhead (plural gearheads)

  1. A mechanical device used to increase the torque of gears.
    • 2007, "Animatics buys UK’s Harmonic Linear Drive," Drives & Controls (UK), 17 Dec.,
      HLD has developed a linear belt actuator that circulates the belt in an unusual way, resulting in a gearing reduction of up to 40:1 without a gearhead.
  2. (informal) An enthusiast for new technology, or for motoring.

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