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Slang

gear

This page is about the slang term gear

Meaning

equipment, clothes

For example

  • My son carries all his band's gear in the back of his van, including the amps, guitars, and even the drum kit.

  • I really need some new gear for the trip to Vietnam. Most of my clothes are for cold climates, not the tropics.

Quick Quiz

If we're going to make a movie, we'll need film-making gear like

a. money

b. actors

c. cameras and lights

Slang of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey