- a gear having teeth cut into a conical surface, usually meshing with a similar gear set at right angles.
Compare hypoid gear.
Origin of bevel gear
First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for bevel gear
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.
- 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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