3-on-the-tree

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3-on-the-tree

  1. Alternative spelling of three-on-the-tree
  2. (idiomatic) On an automobile (especially those produced from 1939 through the mid-1970s), a three-speed manual transmission whose gearshift lever is mounted on the steering column.
    Mother and Father learned to drive in a car with a 3-on-the-tree.