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bevel gear

noun Machinery.
  1. a gear having teeth cut into a conical surface, usually meshing with a similar gear set at right angles.
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Compare hypoid gear.

Origin of bevel gear

First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for bevel gear

Historical Examples

  • A bevel-gear with axles of equal-sized wheels at right angles.

    The Gunner's Examiner

    Harold E. Cloke

  • A copy of this prepares you for anything in the bevel-gear line.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag

  • The tap driving spindles are driven from a central vertical shaft s, driven by bevel-gear b.

  • Fig. 2075 represents a gear planing machine, shown with a bevel-gear in place.

British Dictionary definitions for bevel gear

bevel gear

  1. a gear having teeth cut into a conical surface known as the pitch zone. Two such gears mesh together to transmit power between two shafts at an angle to each other
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