from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In mach.: A form of slip-coupling applied in cases where the variations of load are sudden and great, as in dredging-machinery, etc.
- n. One of two simple wheels or cylinders intended to assist in diminishing the friction of a horizontal axis.
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An invitation came from Arlington House to Vesta, to bring Mr. Milburn there; and, as they proceeded out the Washington road in a private carriage, they observed Mr. Ross Winans's friction-wheel car, with nearly forty people in it, making its trial trip behind a horse at a gallop.