Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of flywheel.

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Examples

  • A 1936-38 Jensen steam engine (flywheels from a later models are used in this video) runs a small generator that puts out the 3VDC needed to run a Gameboy color.

    Boing Boing: September 17, 2006 - September 23, 2006 Archives

  • "Multiple studies have shown that faster-responding resources such as flywheels can deliver improved performance and value by reducing the overall need for regulation procurement and thus should be paid more for the superior service they provide," Capp said in a statement.

  • Vehicle makers also "correspondingly can reduce mass in other major components, such as flywheels and clutches, which will further reduce weight, boost fuel economy and improve performance," the report said.

    Purchasing - Top Stories

  • Vehicle makers also "correspondingly can reduce mass in other major components, such as flywheels and clutches, which will further reduce weight, boost fuel economy, and improve performance," the study suggests.

    Purchasing - Top Stories

  • Investments in technologies such as flywheels and fuel cells are on the rise.

    Newswire Today - Free Newswire - Press Releases Distribution

  • I was afraid that this collection of right-wing flywheels would cause Romney to lose the 2008 general election, so I tore into them.

    D. R. Tucker: The Impersonator

  • In racing, flywheels have a singular advantage of high power, which is to say, rapid discharge, compared with electrochemical storage.

    Porsche Blasts Hybrids Into New Stratosphere

  • The Indo-Row machines—which have water-filled flywheels intended to replicate an on-water experience—are mounted with monitors that measure each rower's miles per hour and calories burned, which helps motivate Mr. Rubens.

    Rowing to the Heart's Content

  • It was distinguished by enormous flywheels required to help the pumping beam lift a column of water many hundreds of feet from the bottom of a shaft to the surface.

    When Virginia City Was a Mining Town

  • The flywheels of her mind slow, stop, then spin backwards.

    Sleep Music, No. 1

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