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1. shifter

noun. ['ˈʃɪftɝ'] a mechanical device for engaging and disengaging gears.

Synonyms

  • automotive vehicle
  • mechanical device
  • motor vehicle
  • gear lever
  • gearshift

Antonyms

  • employer

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • shift (English)
  • sciftan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Shifter

  • swifter
  • stifter
  • snifter
  • drifter
  • lifter

Example sentences of the word shifter


1. Noun, singular or mass
It might also be a second shifter to your right.

2. Adverb, comparative
Shift the front Shimano Ultegra 6600 gear shifter into its lowest position.

Quotes containing the word shifter


1. You have to find hope. Hope is such a shape shifter. You tend to look in the rearview mirror for hope, but when it's gone, you have to look forward. You have to get in the van and keep driving on.
- Jonathan Evison

2. shifter

noun. ['ˈʃɪftɝ'] a stagehand responsible for moving scenery.

Synonyms

  • stagehand
  • sceneshifter

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • shift (English)
  • sciftan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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