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or gear wheel

[geer-hweel, -weel]
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  1. a wheel having teeth or cogs that engage with those of another wheel or part; cogwheel.

Origin of gearwheel

First recorded in 1870–75; gear + wheel
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Examples from the Web for gearwheel

Historical Examples

  • As the optional link JK held the gearwheel centers always equidistant, the annular guide G was not used.

    Kinematics of Mechanisms from the Time of Watt

    Eugene S. Ferguson

British Dictionary definitions for gearwheel


  1. another name for gear (def. 1)
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