from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mechanical clutch that transmits torque through surface friction between the faces of the clutch.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A toothed clutch, one member of which, instead of being made fast on its shaft, is held by friction and can turn, by slipping, under excessive strain or in starting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In machinery, a form of friction-coupling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a clutch in which one part turns the other by the friction between them
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