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Cardan joint

[ kahr-dan ]

noun

  1. Machinery. a universal joint consisting of a crosslike piece, opposite ends of which rotate within the forked end of each of the two shafts connected.


cardan joint

/ ˈkɑːdæn /

noun

  1. engineering a type of universal joint in a shaft that enables it to rotate when out of alignment


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Cardan joint1

1900–05; named after G. Cardano (1501–76), Italian mathematician, its inventor
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Cardan joint1

C20: named after Geronimo Cardan (1501–76), Italian mathematician

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