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cam wheel

  1. a wheel, with an off-center axis or irregular shape, that functions as a cam.
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Origin of cam wheel

First recorded in 1860–65
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Historical Examples

  • The cam-wheel is actuated by means of a weight or spring clock.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6


  • Heart′-wheel, Heart′-cam, a form of cam-wheel used for converting uniform rotary motion into uniform reciprocating motion.

  • Any projection, especially of a rounded form; the projecting part of a cam-wheel.