bump start

[1] A method of starting a manual transmission (not for automatics) vehicle by pushing it (especially down a hill) and letting in the clutch while in second gear and the ignition set to the "on" position.
[2] To start a car using a bump start

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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