herringbone gear


noun

a helical gear having teeth that lie on the pitch cylinder in aV-shaped form so that one half of each tooth is on a right-handed helix and the other half on a left-handed helix.

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British Dictionary definitions for herringbone gear

herringbone gear

noun

a gearwheel having two sets of helical teeth, one set inclined at an acute angle to the other so that V-shaped teeth are formedAlso called: double-helical gear
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