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lantern wheel

noun
1.
a wheel, used like a pinion, consisting essentially of two parallel disks or heads whose peripheries are connected by a series of bars that engage with the teeth of another wheel.
Also called lantern pinion, trundle.
Origin of lantern wheel
1785-1795
First recorded in 1785-95
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