driving wheel


noun

Machinery. a main wheel that communicates motion to others.
Also called driver. Railroads. one of the wheels of a locomotive that transmits the power of an engine or motor into tractive effort.

QUIZZES

LEARN THE SPANISH WORDS FOR THESE COMMON ANIMALS!

Are you learning Spanish? Or do you just have an interest in foreign languages? Either way, this quiz on Spanish words for animals is for you.
Question 1 of 13
How do you say “cat” 🐈 in Spanish?

Origin of driving wheel

First recorded in 1830–40
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for driving wheel

British Dictionary definitions for driving wheel

driving wheel

noun

a wheel, esp a gear wheel, that causes other wheels to rotate
any wheel of a vehicle that transforms torque into a tractive force
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012