Definition of Sun gear

1. Noun. The central gear in an epicyclic train.

Group relationships: Epicyclic Gear Train, Epicyclic Train
Generic synonyms: Cogwheel, Gear, Gear Wheel, Geared Wheel



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sun Gear

sun-ray
sun-ray lamp
sun-up
sun-worship
sun bathing
sun bear
sun bears
sun bittern
sun bitterns
sun blocker
sun cream
sun dance
sun deck
sun dog
sun dogs
sun gear (current term)
sun hat
sun helmet
sun lamp
sun letter
sun letters
sun lounge
sun lounges
sun marigold
sun oneself
sun outage
sun parlor
sun parlour
sun pitcher
sun plant

Literary usage of Sun gear

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1. Spons' Dictionary of Engineering, Civil, Mechanical, Military, and Naval by Edward Spon, Oliver Byrne (1874)
"The spur-gear to the right, called the planet-gear, is tied to the centre of the other, or sun-gear, by an arm which preserves a constant distance between ..."

2. Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements: Embracing All Those which are by Henry T. Brown (1881)
"The spur- gear to the right, called the planet-gear, is tied to the center of the other, or sun-gear, by an arm which preserves a constant distance between ..."

3. Spons' Mechanics' Own Book: A Manual for Handicraftsmen and Amateurs by Spon (1901)
"The spur-gear to the right, called the planet- gear, is tied to the centre of the other, or sun-gear, by an arm which preserves a constant distance between ..."

4. Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements, Embracing All Those which are by Henry T. Brown (1871)
"The spur- gear to the right, called the planet-gear, is tied to the center of the other, or sun-gear, by an arm which preserves a constant distance between ..."

5. The Truth about Automobiles by A. J. Smith (1991)
"A brake holds the sun gear of the first planetary gear set fixed, but the planetary gears are free to rotate and translate. ..."

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