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gearhead (GEER-hed) noun
A technology enthusiast, e.g. a person with a deep interest in the inner working of computers, automobiles, etc.
[From gear, from Middle English gere (equipment) + head, from Middle English, from Old English heafod.]
"(Mark) Pauline and his compatriots were true hard-core gearheads: they
loved the oily complexities of machines, and understood the internal
mechanics that are, to the rest of us, an inscrutable mesh of wires
"I might as well conclude with a gearhead's account of how to shut off
splash-screen displays, even though it's probably more trouble than it's
This week's theme: slang/informal terms.
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. -Galileo Galilei, physicist and astronomer (1564-1642)