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 for gear
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gear
      n 1: a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in
           order to change the speed or direction of transmitted
           motion [syn: gear, gear wheel, geared wheel,
           cogwheel]
      2: wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by
         which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed;
         "the fool got his tie caught in the geartrain" [syn:
         gearing, gear, geartrain, power train, train]
      3: a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose
         (as the steering gear of a vehicle) [syn: gear, gear
         mechanism]
      4: equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a
         particular operation or sport etc. [syn: gear,
         paraphernalia, appurtenance]
      v 1: set the level or character of; "She pitched her speech to
           the teenagers in the audience" [syn: gear, pitch]

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