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Record 1 2017-09-05

English

Subject field(s)
  • Transmission Systems (Motor Vehicles and Bicycles)
  • Mechanical Transmission Systems
  • Couplings (Mechanical Components)
DEF

A system where the driver selects the proper amount of power and torque linking the power of the engine to the wheels [and which involves] a stick shift and is normally available in 4, 5 or 6 forward gears and 1 reverse.

OBS

Trucks can have as many as 20 forward gears and 5 or 6 for reverse. The driver manually depresses a clutch and selects the proper gear via a shifter usually mounted on a center console.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Transmission (Véhicules automobiles et bicyclettes)
  • Transmissions mécaniques
  • Accouplements (Composants mécaniques)
CONT

La puissance est transmise aux roues arrière par l'intermédiaire de l'inédite boîte de vitesses manuelle à 6 rapports [...]

OBS

transmission manuelle : Le terme «transmission manuelle» est propre au Québec dans ce sens.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Sistemas de transmisión (Vehículos automotores y bicicletas)
  • Sistemas de transmisión mecánica
  • Acoplamientos (Componentes mecánicos)
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