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idle wheel

noun, Machinery.
1.
a wheel for transmitting power and motion between a driving and a driven part, either by friction or by means of teeth.
Origin of idle wheel
1795-1805
First recorded in 1795-1805
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idle wheel

noun
1.
a gearwheel interposed between two others to transmit torque without changing the direction of rotation to the velocity ratio Also called idler
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