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Cogwheels (5 letter answer)

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The answer GEARS is uncommon, appearing about once every 375 puzzles.

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You may use a stick for these
They may be shifted or stripped
First, second, third and reverse
___ up (accelerates production)
They work when engaged
What a shift shifts
Transmission components
Machine parts
They make a mesh
They're sometimes stripped
Subjects of ratios
Toothed wheels
Set for biking
Shifty ones?
Adapts for special use
Things to shift
First and second, e.g.
Items to be shifted
Prepares, with "up"
Car parts
Auto parts
They may get engaged
First and reverse, e.g.
These make a mesh


GEAR as a noun:

1. (gear, gear wheel, geared wheel, cogwheel) = a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion
2. (gearing, gear, geartrain, power train, train) = 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"
3. (gear, gear mechanism) = a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)
4. (gear, paraphernalia, appurtenance) = equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.

GEAR as a verb:

1. (gear, pitch) = set the level or character of; "She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience"