universal chuck


a chuck, as on a lathe headstock, having three stepped jaws moving simultaneously for precise centering of a workpiece of any of a wide range of sizes.

Nearby words

  1. univalve,
  2. univariate,
  3. universal,
  4. universal affirmative,
  5. universal beam,
  6. universal city,
  7. universal class,
  8. universal donor,
  9. universal gas constant,
  10. universal gas law

Origin of universal chuck

First recorded in 1815–25

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