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handwheel

[hand-hweel, -weel]
noun
  1. a wheel, as a valve wheel, turned by hand.
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Origin of handwheel

First recorded in 1930–35; hand + wheel
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • Kass said as he whirled the handwheel of the inner manport, "but——"

    The Metal Moon

    Everett C. Smith

  • The carriage is then moved against a positive stop by means of the handwheel.

    Turning and Boring

    Franklin D. Jones

  • The ram can then be adjusted quickly to any required height by the handwheel seen at the left.

    Turning and Boring

    Franklin D. Jones

  • One well-known type of power press is driven by a belt, and the downward pressure of the ram is controlled by a handwheel.

    Turning and Boring

    Franklin D. Jones

  • Handwheel E is geared with the cam-shaft on which the star wheel is mounted, so that the feeds may be changed by hand if desired.

    Turning and Boring

    Franklin D. Jones