idle wheel


noun Machinery.

a wheel for transmitting power and motion between a driving and a driven part, either by friction or by means of teeth.

Nearby words

  1. idle,
  2. idle character,
  3. idle gear,
  4. idle pulley,
  5. idle time,
  6. idleness,
  7. idler,
  8. idler shaft,
  9. idlesse,
  10. idlewild

Origin of idle wheel

First recorded in 1795–1805

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British Dictionary definitions for idle wheel

idle wheel

noun

a gearwheel interposed between two others to transmit torque without changing the direction of rotation to the velocity ratioAlso called: idler
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