from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In machinery, an adjustable collar which can be placed and held by a set-screw on a shaft or rod as a stop or gage to limit the motion of a movable part sliding on the rod or shaft, as a fitting on the main shaft on which the carriage of a typewriter slides, and adjustments in many other machines.


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