[ kahr-dan ]
/ ˈkɑr dæn /
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.
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Origin of Cardan joint
1900–05; named after G. Cardano (1501–76), Italian mathematician, its inventor
Words nearby Cardan joint
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British Dictionary definitions for Cardan joint
/ (ˈkɑːdæn) /
engineering a type of universal joint in a shaft that enables it to rotate when out of alignment
Word Origin for cardan joint
C20: named after Geronimo Cardan (1501–76), Italian mathematician
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