from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In machinery, a main wheel that communicates motion to another or to others.
- noun In railroading, one of the large wheels (commonly four, though occasionally as many as ten, in number) in a locomotive engine which are fixed upon the crank-axles or main shafts. Also called
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- noun On a
steam locomotive, a powered wheeldriven by the locomotive's pistonsor turbine.
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- noun a wheel that drives a motor vehicle (transforms torque into a tractive force)
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