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moving part

noun

any of the working components of a mechanism

Examples

They put toys with no moving parts in with the meals for kids under three years old.

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  • It was a brilliant rescue, but the moving part of the story is yet to tell.

  • There is hardly anything in them that could be called a moving part.

    No Moving Parts Murray F. Yaco
  • Not that she minded the moving part of it—that was fun—but—.

    Tabitha at Ivy Hall Ruth Alberta Brown
  • Overheating, which has already been discussed and which may block a moving part.

  • These lamps are lighted when the moving part of the main switch reaches approximately the end of its travel.

  • The only moving part is the metering valve, which rises and falls with the changes in vacuum.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag
  • The thinking, moving part of me is here, but the outside shell of me is there on that branch.

    Among the Meadow People Clara Dillingham Pierson
  • When the moving part of the wire was carried up or down parallel to the dip, no effect was produced on the galvanometer.

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