gearwheel

or gear wheel

[geer-hweel, -weel]

noun

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

Origin of gearwheel

First recorded in 1870–75; gear + wheel
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Related Words for gearwheel

cog, sprocket, cogwheel, pinion

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British Dictionary definitions for gearwheel

gearwheel

noun

another name for gear (def. 1)
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