- a gear having straight teeth cut on the rim parallel to the axis of rotation.
Origin of spur gear
First recorded in 1815–25
Also called spur wheel.
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Examples from the Web for spur gear
It will be seen that the sixteen cams are forged integrally with the shaft and that it is spur-gear driven.Aviation Engines
Victor Wilfred Pag
- a gear having involuted teeth either straight or helically cut on a cylindrical surface. Two such gears are used to transmit power between parallel shafts
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