gear down


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gear down

[¦gir ′dau̇n]
(mechanical engineering)
To arrange gears so the driven part rotates at a slower speed than the driving part.
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Carrying provisions, luggage and sailing gear down the pontoon is one of the worst parts of a day sailing, but finding a marina trolley can also be a chore.
Major Howell received three gear down and locked indications and determined the aircraft to be controllable at landing speeds.
The fabulous 5-day navigational challenge will stretch 3500km across South Central Ontario and Eastern Quebec and gear down to a supercharged final night party in Montreal.
Once the jockeys saw Ortiz, they began to gear down their mounts, and the race was declared "no contest.
It was hardly a mistake that more the fact he was unable to get the landing gear down in time after producing an exuberant and prodigious leap.
but failed, prompting the flight crew to opt for a landing without the front gear down.
REMEMBER, TOO, THAT LOW RPMS DON'T TURN FANS QUICKLY ENOUGH TO KEEP COOLANT COOL, GEAR DOWN TO CREATE MORE RPMS.
American raider Hard Buck looked the likeliest winner as he edged into a clear lead just inside the final furlong but Stevens had Polish Summer (100-30) in top gear down the outside of the field and he burst clear to beat Hard Buck by half a length.
These roar in relentless shoals down main roads, and wander individually in low gear down pavements, apparently trying to winkle out the feeblest pedestrians, but somehow managing to miss after elaborate pantomime ballets that slalom round pavement hot food stalls.
The aircraft, which was carrying 140 passengers, would have been able to reach Oslo with the landing gear down but the destination would have been just within reach fuel-wise and it was decided that it was safer to land in Geneva, according to news agency reports.
Gear Down Protection encourages drivers to shift into higher gears in order to use the engine at a lower engine speed (RPM) when the vehicle is at higher road speeds (MPH).
Seventeen-year-old world leader Kejelcha moved past him with 300m to go, but the Briton's most potent weapon is his finishing speed and when he moved up a gear down the home straight his Ethiopian rival had no answer, coming home in 13mins 12.