gearwheel

or gear wheel

[ geer-hweel, -weel ]
/ ˈgɪərˌʰwil, -ˌwil /

noun

a wheel having teeth or cogs that engage with those of another wheel or part; cogwheel.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. gear up,
  2. gearbox,
  3. gearing,
  4. gearset,
  5. gearshift,
  6. geb,
  7. geb.,
  8. geba,
  9. geber,
  10. gebrselassie

Origin of gearwheel

First recorded in 1870–75; gear + wheel

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British Dictionary definitions for gearwheel

gearwheel

/ (ˈɡɪəˌwiːl) /

noun

another name for gear (def. 1)
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