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Cardan joint

[kahr-dan] /ˈkɑr dæn/
Machinery. a universal joint consisting of a crosslike piece, opposite ends of which rotate within the forked end of each of the two shafts connected.
Origin of Cardan joint
1900-05; named after G. Cardano (1501-76), Italian mathematician, its inventor Unabridged
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cardan joint

(engineering) a type of universal joint in a shaft that enables it to rotate when out of alignment
Word Origin
C20: named after Geronimo Cardan (1501–76), Italian mathematician
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