friction gearing


friction gearing
noun also friction gear
: a gearing for transmitting motion by surface friction instead of by teeth

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wheels or disks transmitting power by means of frictional contact.
[1885-90]

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friction gear or friction gearing,
a set of gears without teeth in which one wheel presses against another and causes it to turn. Friction gears provide uniform power, but not as much power as toothed gears.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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