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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having two changes of the speed by means of gears, as in the back-gears of a lathe.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. equipped with compound gearing consisting of 2 pinions and 2 wheels in mesh to increase the mechanical advantage
  • adj. (of a lathe) equipped with gearing for reducing the speed of the spindle from that of the driving pulley


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