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gearwheel

or gear wheel

[ geer-hweel, -weel ]
/ ˈgɪərˌʰwil, -ˌwil /
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noun
a wheel having teeth or cogs that engage with those of another wheel or part; cogwheel.
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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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