a wheel for transmitting power and motion between a driving and a driven part, either by friction or by means of teeth.
Words nearby idle wheel
Origin of idle wheel
First recorded in 1795–1805
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British Dictionary definitions for idle wheel
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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