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gearwheel

or gear wheel

[geer-hweel, -weel] /ˈgɪərˌʰwil, -ˌwil/
noun
1.
a wheel having teeth or cogs that engage with those of another wheel or part; cogwheel.
Origin of gearwheel
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75; gear + wheel
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gearwheel

/ˈɡɪəˌwiːl/
noun
1.
another name for gear (sense 1)
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