from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An arrangement of gears in an epicyclic train permitting the rotation of two shafts at different speeds, used on the rear axle of automotive vehicles to allow different rates of wheel rotation on curves.
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- noun An
arrangementof bevelgears permitting the rotationof two shaftsat two different speedswhilst supplying the same torque; used on the rear axlesof automobilesto aid cornering.
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- noun a bevel gear that permits rotation of two shafts at different speeds; used on the rear axle of automobiles to allow wheels to rotate at different speeds on curves
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