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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Clarke also said that Gabba is a great place to score runs for a batsman, adding that a player never forgets the first time he walks into the Gabba change rooms and put his gear down, following which he realises the sense of belonging to the team.
While leaving the gear down produces a climb penalty of a bit over 100 FPM, raising it carries a temporary 240 FPM hit.
But the rest was very much the same as he moved into top gear down the back and was going further and further clear all the way to the escape.
The world economy will cool a bit in the next few months as powerhouses China and the United States gear down and governments attempt to dam rivers of red ink, Reuters polls of over 600 economists showed.
We can gear down in times like these and grow our company on our onshore assets.
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.
The chain drug retailer will gear down its store expansion to about 6% in fiscal 2010 from a level of nearly 9% in the current 2008 fiscal year that ends August 31.
Major Howell received three gear down and locked indications and determined the aircraft to be controllable at landing speeds.
Once the jockeys saw Ortiz, they began to gear down their mounts, and the race was declared "no contest.
April's test flight was conducted at low speeds with the landing gear down and the aperture door closed.
It was hardly a mistake that caused his departure that day, more the fact he was unable to get the landing gear down in time after producing an exuberant and prodigious leap.