gear ratio


noun Machinery.

the ratio of the rotational speeds of the first and final gears in a train of gears or of any two meshing gears.
the ratio of the diameters of the pitch surfaces of any two meshing gears or of the numbers of their teeth.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of gear ratio

First recorded in 1905–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for gear ratio