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noun Machinery.

a fluid coupling in which three or more rotors are used, one of which can be checked so that output torque is augmented and output speed diminished.

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Origin of torque converter

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for torque converter

torque converter

noun

a hydraulic device for the smooth transmission of power in which an engine-driven impeller transmits its momentum to a fluid held in a sealed container, which in turn drives a rotorAlso called: hydraulic coupling
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