Reversing gear
Reversing Re*vers"ing, a. Serving to effect reversal, as of motion; capable of being reversed. [1913 Webster]

{Reversing engine}, a steam engine having a reversing gear by means of which it can be made to run in either direction at will.

{Reversing gear} (Mach.), gear for reversing the direction of rotation at will. [1913 Webster]


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  • Reversing — Re*vers ing, a. Serving to effect reversal, as of motion; capable of being reversed. [1913 Webster] {Reversing engine}, a steam engine having a reversing gear by means of which it can be made to run in either direction at will. {Reversing gear}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reversing engine — Reversing Re*vers ing, a. Serving to effect reversal, as of motion; capable of being reversed. [1913 Webster] {Reversing engine}, a steam engine having a reversing gear by means of which it can be made to run in either direction at will.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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