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Pinion vs. Gear

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Pinionnoun

A wing.

Gearnoun

(uncountable) Equipment or paraphernalia, especially that used for an athletic endeavor.

Pinionnoun

(ornithology) The joint of a bird's wing farthest from the body.

Gearnoun

Clothing; garments.

Pinionnoun

(ornithology) Any of the outermost primary feathers on a bird's wing.

Gearnoun

(obsolete) Goods; property; household items.

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Pinionnoun

A moth of the genus Lithophane.

Gearnoun

(countable) A wheel with grooves (teeth) engraved on the outer circumference, such that two such devices can interlock and convey motion from one to the other; a gear wheel.

Pinionnoun

(obsolete) A fetter for the arm.

Gearnoun

A particular combination or choice of interlocking gears, such that a particular gear ratio is achieved.

Pinionnoun

(mechanical engineering) The smallest gear in a gear train.

Gearnoun

A configuration of the transmission of a motor car so as to achieve a particular ratio of engine to axle torque.

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Pinionverb

To cut off the pinion of a bird’s wing, or otherwise disable or bind its wings, in order to prevent it from flying.

Gearnoun

(slang) Recreational drugs, including steroids.

Pinionverb

To bind the arms of someone, so as to deprive him of their use; to disable by so binding.

Gearnoun

Stuff.

Pinionverb

To restrain; to limit.

Gearnoun

(obsolete) Business matters; affairs; concern.

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Pinionnoun

A moth of the genus Lithophane, as Lithophane antennata, whose larva bores large holes in young peaches and apples.

Gearnoun

Anything worthless; nonsense; rubbish.

Pinionnoun

A feather; a quill.

Gearverb

To provide with gearing; to fit with gears in order to achieve a desired gear ratio.

Pinionnoun

A wing, literal or figurative.

‘Swift on his sooty pinions flits the gnome.’;

Gearverb

To be in, or come into, gear.

Pinionnoun

The joint of bird's wing most remote from the body.

Gearverb

To dress; to put gear on; to harness.

Pinionnoun

A fetter for the arm.

Gearverb

(usually with to or toward(s)) To design or devise (something) so as to be suitable (for a particular type of person or a particular purpose).

‘This shop is not really geared towards people of our age.’; ‘They have geared the hotel mainly at tourists.’;

Pinionnoun

A cogwheel with a small number of teeth, or leaves, adapted to engage with a larger wheel, or rack (see Rack); esp., such a wheel having its leaves formed of the substance of the arbor or spindle which is its axis.

Gearadjective

great or fantastic

Pinionverb

To bind or confine the wings of; to confine by binding the wings.

Gearnoun

Clothing; garments; ornaments.

‘Array thyself in thy most gorgeous gear.’;

Pinionverb

To disable by cutting off the pinion joint.

Gearnoun

Goods; property; household stuff.

‘Homely gear and common ware.’;

Pinionverb

To disable or restrain, as a person, by binding the arms, esp. by binding the arms to the body.

‘Her elbows pinioned close upon her hips.’;

Gearnoun

Whatever is prepared for use or wear; manufactured stuff or material.

‘Clad in a vesture of unknown gear.’;

Pinionverb

Hence, generally, to confine; to bind; to tie up.

Gearnoun

The harness of horses or cattle; trapping.

Pinionnoun

a gear with a small number of teeth designed to mesh with a larger wheel or rack

Gearnoun

Warlike accouterments.

Pinionnoun

any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird

Gearnoun

Manner; custom; behavior.

Pinionnoun

wing of a bird

Gearnoun

Business matters; affairs; concern.

‘Thus go they both together to their gear.’;

Pinionverb

bind the arms of

Gearnoun

A toothed wheel, or cogwheel; as, a spur gear, or a bevel gear; also, toothed wheels, collectively.

Pinionverb

cut the wings off (of birds)

Gearnoun

See 1st Jeer (b).

Pinion

A pinion is a round gear—usually the smaller of two meshed gears—used in several applications, including drivetrain and rack and pinion systems.

Gearnoun

Anything worthless; stuff; nonsense; rubbish.

‘That servant of his that confessed and uttered this gear was an honest man.’;

Gearverb

To dress; to put gear on; to harness.

Gearverb

To provide with gearing.

Gearverb

To adapt toward some specific purpose; as, they geared their advertising for maximum effect among teenagers.

Gearverb

To be in, or come into, gear.

Gearnoun

a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion

Gearnoun

a mechanism for transmitting motion by gears for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)

Gearnoun

equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.

Gearverb

set the level or character of;

‘She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience’;

Gearnoun

a toothed wheel that works with others to alter the relation between the speed of a driving mechanism (such as the engine of a vehicle) and the speed of the driven parts (the wheels)

‘a racing bike with ten-speed gears’;

Gearnoun

a particular setting of engaged gears

‘he was belting along in fifth gear’;

Gearnoun

used in reference to the level of effort or intensity expended in an activity or undertaking

‘the play moves down a gear whenever he walks off stage’; ‘now the champions moved up a gear’; ‘from this weekend, the campaign is expected to step up a gear’;

Gearnoun

equipment or apparatus that is used for a particular purpose

‘camping gear’;

Gearnoun

clothing, especially of a specified kind

‘designer gear’;

Gearnoun

personal possessions and clothes

‘I told her to come back to my place with all her gear’;

Gearnoun

illegal drugs

‘Murray got him some gear’;

Gearverb

design or adjust the gears in a machine to give a specified speed or power output

‘the vehicle's geared too high for serious off-road use’;

Gear

A gear is a rotating circular machine part having cut teeth or, in the case of a cogwheel or gearwheel, inserted teeth (called cogs), which mesh with another toothed part to transmit torque. A gear may also be known informally as a cog.

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