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Meaning of GEAR WHEEL

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion
 
 Synonyms: cogwheel, gear
 
 See Also: bevel gear, cog, epicyclic gear, escape wheel, pinion, pinion and crown wheel, pinion and ring gear, planet gear, planet wheel, planetary gear, rack and pinion, sprocket, spur gear, spur wheel, sun gear, tooth, wheel, worm gear, worm wheel

 

 

 

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