from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See Clutch.
- n. a clutch in which connection is made by means of bayonets attached to arms sliding on a feathered shaft. The bayonets slide through holes in a crosshead fastened on the shaft.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In machinery, a form of clutch armed usually with two prongs (a a), which when in gear act on the ends or lugs of a friction-strap , fitted on a side-boss of the wheel to be driven, the latter being loose on the same shaft.
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