ring gear


ring gear
noun
: a gear cut on a ring-shaped rim; specifically : the large gear in the differential of an automobile that is driven by the propeller shaft pinion and transmits the power through the differential to the live axle

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Mach.

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ring gear,
1. the large circular gear in the differential of an automobile that engages the pinion gear.
2. a circular gear with teeth on the inside.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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