Swash plate
Swash Swash, n. [Cf. {Swash}, v. i., {Squash}, v. t.] (Arch.) An oval figure, whose moldings are oblique to the axis of the work. --Moxon. [1913 Webster]

{Swash plate} (Mach.), a revolving circular plate, set obliquely on its shaft, and acting as a cam to give a reciprocating motion to a rod in a direction parallel to the shaft. [1913 Webster]


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  • swash|plate — «SWOSH PLAYT, SWSH », noun. a rotating circular plate inclined to the plane of its revolution, which gives and receives reciprocal motion to and from other parts of the mechanism: »A swashplate or like system links the pistons to a central shaft… …   Useful english dictionary

  • swash plate — i. A component of a helicopter control system to change the pitch of a rotor blade by an up and down motion. A swash plate has two sections. The upper section, or moving star, can tilt in any direction. It rotates at the same speed as the rotor,… …   Aviation dictionary

  • swash plate — noun Etymology: from obsolete swash slanting, of unknown origin 1. : a revolving circular plate set obliquely on a shaft and acting as a cam to give a reciprocating motion to a rod in a direction parallel to the shaft 2. [swash (I) ] …   Useful english dictionary

  • swash plate — [1] A plate serving the purpose of a swash bulkhead, but not extending to the bottom of the tank. [2] A rotating disc or face plate on a shaft that is inclined at an oblique angle to the axis of rotation and either imparts reciprocating motion to …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • swash plate — Mach. an inclined circular plate on a rotating shaft for transferring force and motion to or from parts reciprocating in a direction parallel to the axis of shaft rotation. Also, swashplate. * * * …   Universalium

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  • Swash — Swash, n. [Cf. {Swash}, v. i., {Squash}, v. t.] (Arch.) An oval figure, whose moldings are oblique to the axis of the work. Moxon. [1913 Webster] {Swash plate} (Mach.), a revolving circular plate, set obliquely on its shaft, and acting as a cam… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plate — [1] The action of coating a material with some metal. Also called electroplate or anodize. [2] A flat piece of material. [3] Two lead alloy plates in each cell where the positive plate is made of lead peroxide and the negative plate is made of… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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