- (not in technical use) a gearwheel, especially one having teeth of hardwood or metal inserted into slots.
Origin of cogwheel
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Examples from the Web for cogwheel
But it will be the test-tube and not the cogwheel that will make the money.
A cogwheel stuck at Lige, another may stick before long, and it all depends on how the machine can adjust itself.The German War
Arthur Conan Doyle
As one of the spokes of the cogwheel is rotated past (L), the spring is lifted and released, and (T) delivers a sharp tap.Response in the Living and Non-Living
Jagadis Chunder Bose
Over the altar you may see his bust in marble, and over it a figure of Genius with a cogwheel in her hand.Cheshire
Charles E. Kelsey
He carefully examined the cogwheel, to which bits of flesh and of the torn shirt still adhered.More Tales by Polish Authors
- another name for gearwheel
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