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Definitions and Synonyms of gear wheel | Another word for gear wheel | What is gear wheel?

Definition 1: a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for gear wheel in the sense of this definition

(gear wheel is a kind of ...) a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)

(... is a kind of gear wheel ) gears that mesh at an angle

(... is a kind of gear wheel ) gear consisting of a shaft with screw thread (the worm) that meshes with a toothed wheel (the worm wheel); changes the direction of the axis of rotary motion

(... is a kind of gear wheel ) the central gear in an epicyclic train

(... is a kind of gear wheel ) gear wheels that mesh in the same plane

(... is a kind of gear wheel ) a wheel gear (the pinion) meshes with a toothed rack; converts rotary to reciprocating motion (and vice versa)

(... is a kind of gear wheel ) an outer gear that revolves about a central sun gear of an epicyclic train

(... is a kind of gear wheel ) a gear with a small number of teeth designed to mesh with a larger wheel or rack

(... is a kind of gear wheel ) gear that engages a rocking lever

(... is a kind of gear wheel ) gear with the thread of a worm

(gear wheel is a part of ...) one of a number of uniform projections on a gear

(gear wheel is a part of ...) tooth on the rim of gear wheel

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