Definition of Rack and pinion

1. Noun. A wheel gear (the pinion) meshes with a toothed rack; converts rotary to reciprocating motion (and vice versa).

Generic synonyms: Cogwheel, Gear, Gear Wheel, Geared Wheel



Definition of Rack and pinion

1. Noun. A pair of gears, consisting of a circular pinion that engages with the teeth of a flat bar, that converts rotational into linear motion; used in the steering mechanism of cars, and in some railways ¹

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Literary usage of Rack and pinion

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1. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines: Containing a Clear Exposition by Andrew Ure (1844)
"Tit rick is moved by a pinion fixed upon the axis of a handle«, and the rack and pinion ut contained in a frame d, which is supported by two pillars. ..."

2. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"Rack-and-Pinion Baling-Press. two ropes of a tackle to retain it at a tension ... A lifting-jack, in which a rack and pinion is employed for gaining power. ..."

3. The Practical Draughtsman's Book of Industrial Design and Machinist's and by Charles A. Armengaud, William Johnson, Jules Amouroux (1854)
"In the first are comprehended the action of a rack and pinion ... When the rack and pinion are made of the same metal, the thickness of the teeth should be ..."

4. The Mechanical Principles of Engineering and Architecture by Henry Moseley, Dennis Hart Mahan (1875)
"of the driving wheel remaining of finite dimensions, the two constitute a rack and pinion. To determine the modulus of the rack and pinion in the case of ..."

5. Mechanism by Robert McArdle Keown (1921)
"Cycloidal Rack and Pinion.—In the rack and pinion combination shown in Fig. 107 let AP be the radius of the pitch circle of the pinion, and C and D the ..."

6. Mechanism by Robert McArdle Keown (1921)
"An example of this is sometimes found in the rack and'pinion on planer beds. It will also be noted that if the diameters of the rolling circles are made ..."

7. The Mechanical Principles of Engineering and Architecture by Henry Moseley (1856)
"To determine the modulus of the rack and pinion in the case of teeth of any form, the number upon the pinion being great, or in the case of involute teeth ..."

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