Definition of Gear wheel
1. Noun. A toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion.
Specialized synonyms: Bevel Gear, Pinion And Crown Wheel, Pinion And Ring Gear, Escape Wheel, Pinion, Epicyclic Gear, Planet Gear, Planet Wheel, Planetary Gear, Rack And Pinion, Spur Gear, Spur Wheel, Sun Gear, Worm Gear, Worm Wheel
Terms within: Cog, Sprocket, Tooth
Generic synonyms: Wheel
Definition of Gear wheel
1. Noun. a wheel with a toothed rim, intended to engage with others, or similar equipment, to form a gear ¹
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Literary usage of Gear wheel
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"15 is a gear-wheel and worm, for changing a rapid rotary motion into a very ... One rotation of the worm turns the gear-wheel the distance of one tooth. ..."
2. Scientific American Reference Book by Albert Allis Hopkins, Alexander Russell Bond (1913)
"In 119 a still more complex movement is produced, since there are three intermeshing gear wheel* of unequal sizes and two connected working beams. 120. ..."
3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1918)
"The spur gear wheel (44) carries an eccentric gear which is connected by a pitman (4S) with a pin on the horizontal reciprocating rack bar (4T). ..."
4. Bridge Engineering by John Alexander Low Waddell (1916)
"A gear wheel mounted with shaft out of centre. Friction Gear.—-A toothless gear wheel transmitting power by means of friction between its periphery and that ..."
5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"Annular gear-wheel. See annular.—Double gearwheel, a wheel having two sets of cogs, differing in diameter, to drive two pinions. Such a wheel sometimes is ..."
6. Self-propelled Vehicles: A Practical Treatise on the Theory, Construction by James Edward Homans (1904)
"As may be seen, the device consisted of a large internal gear wheel, within which and rotating about the same axis was a smaller external gear or spur ..."
7. The Horseless Age (1899)
"On the shaft F2 is also secured a bevel gear-wheel F4, adapted to be thrown in mesh ... The arm F3 is provided with a segmental gear-wheel FS in mesh with a ..."