cogwheel

[kog-hweel, -weel]

noun

(not in technical use) a gearwheel, especially one having teeth of hardwood or metal inserted into slots.

Nearby words

  1. cognoscible,
  2. cognoscitive,
  3. cognovit,
  4. cogon,
  5. cogswell chair,
  6. cogwheel respiration,
  7. cogwheel rigidity,
  8. cohab,
  9. cohabit,
  10. cohabitate

Origin of cogwheel

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at cog1, wheel

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British Dictionary definitions for cogwheel

cogwheel

noun

another name for gearwheel
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