from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any wheel having teeth or cogs which act upon the teeth of another wheel to impart or transmit motion.


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  • The gear-wheel, in this case, had to be reinvented.

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  • Click on the “change settings” gear-wheel on the dashboard

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  • F represents a frame supporting a fixed journal, B, on which revolves a gear-wheel, G, operated by a pinion, P.

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  • The names given to the various lines of a tooth on a gear-wheel are as follows:

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  • The engine used in 1909 was the same one used in 1908, though some minor changes were made as improvements; for instance, a make and break spark was used, and a nine-tooth, instead of a ten-tooth magneto gear-wheel was used.

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  • Grouped about his feet are a gear-wheel, voltaic pile, telegraph key, and telephone.

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  • The great gear-wheel, sixteen feet in diameter, attached to the centre of this shaft, giving it motion, with its corresponding massive pinion on the engine shaft, were cast and accurately finished at Atlanta.

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  • Now select your phone from the list, and go to the connection settings (its the gear-wheel on the bottom of the window).

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