friction clutch


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

Origin of friction clutch

1
First recorded in 1835–45

Words Nearby friction clutch

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How to use friction clutch in a sentence

  • The power of an engine is usually applied to the traction wheel by a friction clutch working on the inside of the fly-wheel.

    Farm Engines and How to Run Them | James H. Stephenson
  • To use the friction clutch, first start the engine, throwing the throttle gradually wide open.

    Farm Engines and How to Run Them | James H. Stephenson
  • Nearly all traction engines are now provided with the friction clutch for engaging the engine with the propelling gear.

    Farm Engines and How to Run Them | James H. Stephenson
  • friction clutch is mounted on engine shaft and connects with the hub of the pinion on this shaft.

    Farm Engines and How to Run Them | James H. Stephenson
  • This drum is thrown into gear by a friction clutch, and its motion regulated by the cranesman's lever and footbrake.

British Dictionary definitions for friction clutch

friction clutch

noun
  1. 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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