lantern wheel


noun

a wheel, used like a pinion, consisting essentially of two parallel disks or heads whose peripheries are connected by a series of bars that engage with the teeth of another wheel.

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Also called lantern pinion, trundle.

Origin of lantern wheel

First recorded in 1785–95
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