Brush wheel
Brush wheel Brush" wheel` 1. A wheel without teeth, used to turn a similar one by the friction of bristles or something brushlike or soft attached to the circumference. [1913 Webster]

2. A circular revolving brush used by turners, lapidaries, silversmiths, etc., for polishing. [1913 Webster]


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  • brush wheel — noun Etymology: brush (III) 1. : a wheel used formerly to turn another wheel by the friction of bristles fixed in the outer rim 2. : a circular revolving brush used for polishing * * * brush wheel, 1. a toothless wheel formerly used to turn a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brush — (br[u^]sh), n. [OE. brusche, OF. broche, broce, brosse, brushwood, F. brosse brush, LL. brustia, bruscia, fr. OHG. brusta, brust, bristle, G. borste bristle, b[ u]rste brush. See {Bristle}, n., and cf. {Browse}.] 1. An instrument composed of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Electrical brush — Brush Brush (br[u^]sh), n. [OE. brusche, OF. broche, broce, brosse, brushwood, F. brosse brush, LL. brustia, bruscia, fr. OHG. brusta, brust, bristle, G. borste bristle, b[ u]rste brush. See {Bristle}, n., and cf. {Browse}.] 1. An instrument… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Friction wheel — Friction Fric tion, n. [L. frictio, fr. fricare, frictum,to rub: cf. F. friction. See {Fray} to rub, arid cf. {Dentifrice}.] 1. The act of rubbing the surface of one body against that of another; attrition; in hygiene, the act of rubbing the body …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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