wrist plate

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noun Machinery.

a platelike part of a mechanism, oscillating in its own plane, to which links or rods are attached by pins.

Nearby words

  1. wrinklies,
  2. wrinkly,
  3. wrist,
  4. wrist joint,
  5. wrist pin,
  6. wrist shot,
  7. wrist sign,
  8. wrist watch,
  9. wrist wrestling,
  10. wrist-drop

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Examples from the Web for wrist plate

  • When in operation, the bell-crank is rotated in the direction of the arrow by the action of the wrist-plate and connecting-rod.

    Steam Engines|Anonymous
  • The exhaust valves are both opened and closed by the action of the wrist-plate and connecting rods.

    Steam Engines|Anonymous
  • The valve gear is of the regular Corliss type, driven by a single eccentric and wrist-plate.

    Steam Engines|Anonymous