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having a three speed transmission where the shifter is actually located on the column. seen in 60s model fords.
by carbombxhooligan December 06, 2004
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A manual transmission with 3 gears and reverse, that is located on the steering column. This is the most common transmission on vehicles from the late 1930s through the late 1960's, but could be found on vehicles as late as the 1980's.
My grandpa's 1963 Plymouth Belvedere wagon had a three on the tree.
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when u have three drink bitches on your cock. happens mainly in college settings
yo i had three on the tree, they sucked the shit out of me
by rod thorn June 19, 2003
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Meaning to have an original-style car with a manual transmission with six different gears in the follwing shape:

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A.K.A Three on the tree.
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My 1987 Subaru Bratt 4x4 is three-on-the-tree, man!
by Another Redneck Mechanic September 25, 2004
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