contrate wheel
Crown wheel Crown" wheel` (hw?l`). [Named from its resemblance to a crown.] (Mach.) A wheel with cogs or teeth set at right angles to its plane; -- called also a {contrate wheel} or {face wheel}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Contrate wheel — Contrate Con trate, a. [See {Contra }.] Having cogs or teeth projecting parallel to the axis, instead of radiating from it. [R.] [1913 Webster] {Contrate wheel}. See {Crown wheel}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • contrate-wheel — conˈtrate wheel noun A crown wheel (qv) • • • Main Entry: ↑contrate …   Useful english dictionary

  • contrate wheel — [ kɒntreɪt] noun another term for crown wheel. Origin C17: contrate (a rare adjective meaning opposed, contrary ) from med. L. contrata lying opposite …   English new terms dictionary

  • contrate-wheel — n. Crown wheel …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • contrate wheel — n. = crown wheel. Etymology: med.L & Rmc contrata: see COUNTRY …   Useful english dictionary

  • Contrate — Con trate, a. [See {Contra }.] Having cogs or teeth projecting parallel to the axis, instead of radiating from it. [R.] [1913 Webster] {Contrate wheel}. See {Crown wheel}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wheel — Synonyms and related words: BMOC, Charybdis, Ferris wheel, O, Procrustean bed, airscrew, alternate, annular muscle, annulus, areola, arsis, association, aureole, auto, avert, balance wheel, be here again, beat, bed of Procrustes, bevel gear,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • contrate — ˈkän.ˌtrāt adjective Etymology: probably from contra + ate : having gear teeth set on the face of the wheel and perpendicular to its plane : relating to such an arrangement used of a wheel in timepieces having verge or platform escapements …   Useful english dictionary

  • crown wheel — noun : a crown gear of light construction: as a. : the crown shaped horizontal escape wheel of a verge escapement timepiece b. : a contrate wheel in the winding mechanism of a watch that drives the ratchet wheel and is itself driven by the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Crown wheel — (hw?l ). [Named from its resemblance to a crown.] (Mach.) A wheel with cogs or teeth set at right angles to its plane; called also a {contrate wheel} or {face wheel}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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