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 for Feed gear
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gear \Gear\ (g[=e]r), n. [OE. gere, ger, AS. gearwe clothing,
     adornment, armor, fr. gearo, gearu, ready, yare; akin to OHG.
     garaw[imac], garw[imac] ornament, dress. See Yare, and cf.
     Garb dress.]
     1. Clothing; garments; ornaments.
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              Array thyself in thy most gorgeous gear. --Spenser.
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     2. Goods; property; household stuff. --Chaucer.
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              Homely gear and common ware.          --Robynson
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     3. Whatever is prepared for use or wear; manufactured stuff
        or material.
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              Clad in a vesture of unknown gear.    --Spenser.
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     4. The harness of horses or cattle; trapping.
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     5. Warlike accouterments. [Scot.] --Jamieson.
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     6. Manner; custom; behavior. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     7. Business matters; affairs; concern. [Obs.]
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              Thus go they both together to their gear. --Spenser.
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     8. (Mech.)
        (a) A toothed wheel, or cogwheel; as, a spur gear, or a
            bevel gear; also, toothed wheels, collectively.
        (b) An apparatus for performing a special function;
            gearing; as, the feed gear of a lathe.
        (c) Engagement of parts with each other; as, in gear; out
            of gear.
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     9. pl. (Naut.) See 1st Jeer
        (b) .
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     10. Anything worthless; stuff; nonsense; rubbish. [Obs. or
         Prov. Eng.] --Wright.
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               That servant of his that confessed and uttered this
               gear was an honest man.              --Latimer.
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     Bever gear. See Bevel gear.
     Core gear, a mortise gear, or its skeleton. See Mortise
        wheel, under Mortise.
     Expansion gear (Steam Engine), the arrangement of parts for
        cutting off steam at a certain part of the stroke, so as
        to leave it to act upon the piston expansively; the
        cut-off. See under Expansion.
     Feed gear. See Feed motion, under Feed, n.
     Gear cutter, a machine or tool for forming the teeth of
        gear wheels by cutting.
     Gear wheel, any cogwheel.
     Running gear. See under Running.
     To throw in gear or To throw out of gear (Mach.), to
        connect or disconnect (wheelwork or couplings, etc.); to
        put in, or out of, working relation.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Feed \Feed\, n.
     1. That which is eaten; esp., food for beasts; fodder;
        pasture; hay; grain, ground or whole; as, the best feed
        for sheep.
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     2. A grazing or pasture ground. --Shak.
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     3. An allowance of provender given to a horse, cow, etc.; a
        meal; as, a feed of corn or oats.
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     4. A meal, or the act of eating. [R.]
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              For such pleasure till that hour
              At feed or fountain never had I found. --Milton.
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     5. The water supplied to steam boilers.
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     6. (Mach.)
        (a) The motion, or act, of carrying forward the stuff to
            be operated upon, as cloth to the needle in a sewing
            machine; or of producing progressive operation upon
            any material or object in a machine, as, in a turning
            lathe, by moving the cutting tool along or in the
        (b) The supply of material to a machine, as water to a
            steam boiler, coal to a furnace, or grain to a run of
        (c) The mechanism by which the action of feeding is
            produced; a feed motion.
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     Feed bag, a nose bag containing feed for a horse or mule.
     Feed cloth, an apron for leading cotton, wool, or other
        fiber, into a machine, as for carding, etc.
     Feed door, a door to a furnace, by which to supply coal.
     Feed head.
        (a) A cistern for feeding water by gravity to a steam
        (b) (Founding) An excess of metal above a mold, which
            serves to render the casting more compact by its
            pressure; -- also called a riser, deadhead, or
            simply feed or head --Knight.
     Feed heater.
        (a) (Steam Engine) A vessel in which the feed water for
            the boiler is heated, usually by exhaust steam.
        (b) A boiler or kettle in which is heated food for stock.
     Feed motion, or Feed gear (Mach.), the train of mechanism
        that gives motion to the part that directly produces the
        feed in a machine.
     Feed pipe, a pipe for supplying the boiler of a steam
        engine, etc., with water.
     Feed pump, a force pump for supplying water to a steam
        boiler, etc.
     Feed regulator, a device for graduating the operation of a
        feeder. --Knight.
     Feed screw, in lathes, a long screw employed to impart a
        regular motion to a tool rest or tool, or to the work.
     Feed water, water supplied to a steam boiler, etc.
     Feed wheel (Mach.), a kind of feeder. See Feeder, n., 8.
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