Traction wheel
Traction wheel Traction wheel (Mach.) (a) A locomotive driving wheel which acts by friction adhesion to a smooth track. (b) A smooth-rimmed friction wheel for giving motion to an endless link belt or the like. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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