Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cog-wheel having the cogs inclined on one face and radial on the other, so disposed that they present the inclined faces to a click, pawl, ratchet, or detent, in the direction in which the wheel moves, while the radial faces on the opposite side engage the detent and keep the wheel from moving backward. Also called ratchet-wheel.

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  • Gone is the iconic click-wheel, whose navigation duties will be taken over by the Nano's multi-touch display.

    Apple revamped iPods, iTunes, and more

  • Gone is the iconic click-wheel, whose navigation duties will be taken over by the Nano's multi-touch display.

    Apple revamped iPods, iTunes, and more

  • The Storm posed a special challenge for RIM because the company's operating system had always been tailored to a keyboard and click-wheel or track-ball for navigation, rather than a touch screen.

    BlackBerry Storm Is Off To Bit of a Bumpy Start

  • I first got hooked on Peggle for the click-wheel iPod last year.

    Wired Top Stories

  • When the iPhone opportunity popped up, Mr. Vos adds, he quickly saw the potential of such a device, which could offer a much more interactive functionality than the click-wheel versions of the iPod, where many of Elsevier's contents had previously resided.

    Programmers Jockey for iPhone Users at Apple Site

  • What made the nano possible, says Jobs, is "great engineering" that required designing a wafer-thin click-wheel, compressing the electronics and using chip-based "flash" memory instead of the hard disk drive that stores tunes on the mini and the regular iPod.

    Honey, I Shrunk The Ipod. A Lot.

  • Introduced at a much-touted Apple launch event last week, it blends the weightlessness of the no-screen, low-capacity iPod Shuffle with all the features of top-of-the-line iPods, like navigational click-wheel, color screen and playlists on the go.

    Honey, I Shrunk The Ipod. A Lot.

  • The intuitive click-wheel is used to select available letters from your hand and place the tile on the 15×15 grid.

    Play Scrabble on your iPod | Sync Blog

  • The one key thing that sets Apple products apart from the pack is their fundamental simplicity, a hallmark of the company's products from the first graphical user interface of the original Mac in 1984 to the click-wheel of 2001's iPod.

    iPhone: The world in the palm of your hand

  • The one key thing that sets Apple products apart from the pack is their fundamental simplicity, a hallmark of the company's products from the first graphical user interface of the original Mac in 1984 to the click-wheel of 2001's iPod.

    iPhone: The world in the palm of your hand

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