from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A crown-wheel; a gear having teeth cut in the edge of an annular ring, or as if in the end of a hollow cylinder.


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  • Elsewhere in the box of tricks, the quattro running gear features Audi's crown-gear centre differential, which can direct up to 85 per cent of power to the rear wheels, as well as a sport differential on the rear axle to shuffle power between wheels for maximum grip. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

  • The self-locking crown-gear center differential is compact and lightweight - and attains a high efficiency ratio.

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  • New quattro technology: the crown-gear differential

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  • As for the center differential, which regulates power distribution between the front and rear axles, Audi - the leading all-wheel-drive brand - unveils the next generation: a crown-gear differential.

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