from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A device for transmitting motion which involves the use of a friction-clutch or friction-gears.
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Twice he bought a big friction-drive car and played with it, until it broke, on the dormitory floor: and every week he bought a children's four penny comic, over whose picture strips he giggled contentedly for the next few days.
At St. Louis North, the body shop was completely rebuilt, with the addition of 210 new robots and more than a mile of new conveyor, including an extensive use of clean, quiet, friction-drive conveyance systems.