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timing gear

(in an internal-combustion engine) the drive between the crankshaft and the camshaft, usually giving a ratio of 2 : 1
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  • This gun is mounted on the hood and by means of a timing gear shoots through the propeller.

    Flying for France James R. McConnell
  • Zircon expressed amazement at the top of his voice that no timing gear was available.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin

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