- 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.
Origin of driving wheel
Examples from the Web for driving wheel
Historical Examples of driving wheel
The ratchet-wheel R is attached to the hub of the driving-wheel.
The driving-wheel is assumed to be on the further side of the ratchet.
On the level we want the driving-wheel to turn as fast as, or faster than, the chain-ring.
Lime appears to be the driving-wheel in the laboratory of the soil.The Peanut Plant
B. W. Jones
The half-crank, and method of attaching it to the driving-wheel.Illustrated Catalogue of Locomotives
M. Baird, et. al..
- a wheel, esp a gear wheel, that causes other wheels to rotate
- any wheel of a vehicle that transforms torque into a tractive force