friction clutch

noun Machinery.

a clutch in which one part turns another by friction between them.

Origin of friction clutch

First recorded in 1835–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for friction clutch

  • Then with a practiced hand he threw the lever operating the friction-clutch on the propeller-shaft.

    Darkness and Dawn|George Allan England
  • On modern machines the worn knife and the friction-clutch bearings may be easily replaced or repaired.

    Paper-Cutting Machines|Niel, Jr., Gray

British Dictionary definitions for friction clutch

friction clutch


a mechanical clutch in which the drive is transmitted by the friction between surfaces, lined with cork, asbestos, or other fibrous materials, attached to the driving and driven shafts
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