Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having two changes of the speed by means of gears, as in the back-gears of a lathe. This term is applicable only to the number of gear reductions, and not to the amount of change in the acting force which depends on the ratios of the diameters of the gears.
- adj. equipped with compound gearing consisting of 2 pinions and 2 wheels in mesh to increase the mechanical advantage
- adj. (of a lathe) equipped with gearing for reducing the speed of the spindle from that of the driving pulley
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