spur gear


spur gear
noun
gear wheels that mesh in the same plane
Syn: ↑spur wheel
Hypernyms: ↑gear, ↑gear wheel, ↑geared wheel, ↑cogwheel

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noun also spur gear wheel
: the simplest form of toothed wheel used in machinery with radial teeth parallel to the axis of the wheel

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Mach.
a gear having straight teeth cut on the rim parallel to the axis of rotation.
Also called spur wheel.
[1815-25]

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spur gear or spur wheel noun
A gear wheel with straight teeth parallel to its axis, as used in spur gearing, a system of such gears connecting two parallel shafts
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Main Entry:spur

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spur gear,
1. a simple gearwheel, having teeth on its rim set radially and with faces parallel to the axle: »

Spur gears have the teeth parallel to the shaft, while helical gear teeth are at an angle (Purvis and Toboldt).

2. Also, spur gearing. gearing using such gearwheels.

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n. a gearwheel with teeth projecting parallel to the wheel's axis

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Spur gear — Spur Spur, n. [OE. spure, spore, AS. spura, spora; akin to D. spoor, G. sporn, OHG. sporo, Icel. spori, Dan. spore, Sw. sporre, and to AS. spor a trace, footstep, spyrian to trace, track, examine, and E. spurn. [root]171. Cf. {Sparrow}, {Spere},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spur gear — n. 1. a gear having radial teeth parallel to the axle: also spur wheel 2. a system of gearing having this kind of gear: also spur gearing …   English World dictionary

  • spur gear — spur′ gear n. mac a gear having straight teeth cut on the rim parallel to the axis of rotation • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • spur gear — /ˈspɜ gɪə/ (say sper gear) noun Machinery a gear in which spur wheels are employed. Also, spur gearing …   Australian English dictionary

  • spur gear — noun Date: 1823 a gear wheel with radial teeth parallel to its axis called also spur wheel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spur gear — Mach. a gear having straight teeth cut on the rim parallel to the axis of rotation. Also called spur wheel. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • spur gear — A gear on which the teeth are cut parallel to the shaft. They are not used very often in modern gearboxes because they are noisier than helical gears. Also called straight cut gear …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • spur gear — noun another term for spur wheel …   English new terms dictionary

  • Spur gear corrected tooth — Spur gear teeth are manufactured by either involute profile or cycloidal profile. Most of the gears are manufactured by involute profile with 20° pressure angle. When two gears are in mesh at one instant there is a chance to mate involute portion …   Wikipedia

  • spur gear wheel — noun see spur gear …   Useful english dictionary