Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cog-wheel in the form of a scroll, the effect of which is to cause the gearing to rotate more slowly when engaged with its main parts than when it is working in the outer parts.
  • noun A form of turbine water-wheel, in which the passages for the water and the buckets have a shape approximating that of a spiral or scroll.

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Examples

  • Is that both a scroll-wheel on the front and a trackball on the side (facing away from us, but you can sort of see a little bump)?

    The OpenOffice Mouse - Boing Boing

  • I also do the RIGHT click and hold scroll-wheel thing to get a context sensitive history list you can scroll through.

    Use The Scroll Wheel To Zip Through Your Browser History | Lifehacker Australia

  • Thanks to incorrect, too, for giving my scroll-wheel finger a little extra workout while I read through comments.

    Iftar Ba-Sukkah | Jewschool

  • Vudu's biggest strengths are its easy setup, good picture quality and simple user interface, easily navigated using a scroll-wheel remote control.

    Downloadable Movies in a Box:

  • Just click on the tab with your scroll-wheel button. otto Van De Steene

    Firefox vs. Safari

  • The browser that I'm using, Firefox, has this feature I'm not sure I understand yet; if you click on a web page using the scroll-wheel button, it takes you to another page that it somehow figures is related to the first.

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  • The device has an unusual circular scroll-wheel that lets users search through their music library by playlist, artist, or genre.

    Apple's 'Breakthrough' iPod

  • The iPod Classic, as the famous scroll-wheel design is now known, hasn't been updated now since September 2009, with a modest capacity jump from 120GB to 160GB.

    The Guardian World News

  • If you point at the corner and use the scroll-wheel on your mouse, a menu listing all of the actions available will be shown and will allow you to select from them.

    MacUpdate - Mac OS X

  • If you point at the corner and use the scroll-wheel on your mouse, a menu listing all of the actions available will be shown and will allow you to select from them.

    MacUpdate - Mac OS X

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