Driving wheel
Driving Driv"ing, a. 1. Having great force of impulse; as, a driving wind or storm. [1913 Webster]

2. Communicating force; impelling; as, a driving shaft. [1913 Webster]

{Driving axle}, the axle of a driving wheel, as in a locomotive.

{Driving box} (Locomotive), the journal box of a driving axle. See Illust. of {Locomotive}.

{Driving note} (Mus.), a syncopated note; a tone begun on a weak part of a measure and held through the next accented part, thus anticipating the accent and driving it through.

{Driving spring}, a spring fixed upon the box of the driving axle of a locomotive engine to support the weight and deaden shocks. [Eng.] --Weale.

{Driving wheel} (Mach.), a wheel that communicates motion; one of the large wheels of a locomotive to which the connecting rods of the engine are attached; -- called also, simply, driver. See Illust. of {Locomotive}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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