Tangent wheel
Tangent wheel Tangent wheel (a) A worm or worm wheel; a tangent screw. (b) A wheel with tangent spokes. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • tangent wheel — Worm Worm (w[^u]rm), n. [OE. worm, wurm, AS. wyrm; akin to D. worm, OS. & G. wurm, Icel. ormr, Sw. & Dan. orm, Goth. wa[ u]rms, L. vermis, Gr. ? a wood worm. Cf. {Vermicelli}, {Vermilion}, {Vermin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A creeping or a crawling… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tangent spoke — A tension spoke of a bicycle or similar wheel, secured tangentially to the hub. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tangent screw — noun 1. : a worm that works tangentially on a worm wheel to which it imparts an endless motion 2. : a very fine screw giving a tangential movement for making the final adjustment to an instrument of precision (as a surveyor s transit) …   Useful english dictionary

  • tangent spoke — noun : a tension spoke of a bicycle or similar wheel secured tangentially to the hub …   Useful english dictionary

  • Worm wheel — Worm Worm (w[^u]rm), n. [OE. worm, wurm, AS. wyrm; akin to D. worm, OS. & G. wurm, Icel. ormr, Sw. & Dan. orm, Goth. wa[ u]rms, L. vermis, Gr. ? a wood worm. Cf. {Vermicelli}, {Vermilion}, {Vermin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A creeping or a crawling… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pelton wheel — The Pelton wheel is among the most efficient types of water turbines. It was invented by Lester Allan Pelton (1829 1908) in the 1870s, and is an impulse machine, meaning that it uses the principle of Newton s second law to extract energy from a… …   Wikipedia

  • Tub wheel — Tub Tub, n. [OE. tubbe; of Dutch or Low German origin; cf. LG. tubbe, D. tobbe.] 1. An open wooden vessel formed with staves, bottom, and hoops; a kind of short cask, half barrel, or firkin, usually with but one head, used for various purposes.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pel|ton wheel — «PEHL tuhn», a form of water wheel or turbine having cup shaped buckets arranged around its circumference, which are struck at a tangent by one or more jets of water moving at a high velocity. ╂[< Lester A. Pelton, an American engineer of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chenopodium anthelminticum — Worm Worm (w[^u]rm), n. [OE. worm, wurm, AS. wyrm; akin to D. worm, OS. & G. wurm, Icel. ormr, Sw. & Dan. orm, Goth. wa[ u]rms, L. vermis, Gr. ? a wood worm. Cf. {Vermicelli}, {Vermilion}, {Vermin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A creeping or a crawling… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sedum album — Worm Worm (w[^u]rm), n. [OE. worm, wurm, AS. wyrm; akin to D. worm, OS. & G. wurm, Icel. ormr, Sw. & Dan. orm, Goth. wa[ u]rms, L. vermis, Gr. ? a wood worm. Cf. {Vermicelli}, {Vermilion}, {Vermin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A creeping or a crawling… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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