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friction clutch

noun, Machinery.
a clutch in which one part turns another by friction between them.
Origin of friction clutch
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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friction clutch

a mechanical clutch in which the drive is transmitted by the friction between surfaces, lined with cork, asbestos, or other fibrous materials, attached to the driving and driven shafts
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