hypoid gear

[ hahy-poid ]

noun
  1. a gear resembling a bevel gear in form but designed to mesh with a similar gear in such a way that their axes would not intersect, one axis crossing over the other at approximately a right angle.

Origin of hypoid gear

1
1925–30; hyp(erbol)oid

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British Dictionary definitions for hypoid gear

hypoid gear

/ (ˈhaɪpɔɪd) /


noun
  1. a gear having a tooth form generated by a hypocycloidal curve; used extensively in motor vehicle transmissions to withstand a high surface loading

Origin of hypoid gear

1
C20: hypoid, shortened from hypocycloid

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