from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An index-plate.
- n. A wheel having graduations and notches on its periphery, used to regulate the advance or feed of a machine.
- n. A wheel with 80 teeth, divided into 20 sections of four teeth each, attached to the combing-cylinder of a cotton-combing machine to facilitate the adjustment of the time for the action of the various parts that act on the cotton.
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