from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A machine contrived for the purpose of exhibiting the principal effects of centripetal or centrifugal forces, when bodies revolve in the circumferences of circles or on an axis.
- n. In pottery, a potters' lathe for holding a plaster mold in which is laid a thin mass of clay, to form a plate or other circular piece.
- n. A horizontal arm mounted for rotation about a vertical axis, used in experiments in aërodynamics, in determining the constants of anemometers, or for other purposes for which high velocities are desired under conditions thus attainable.
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