Engaging and disengaging gear
Engaging En*ga"ging, a. Tending to draw the attention or affections; attractive; as, engaging manners or address. -- {En*ga"ging*ly}, adv. -- {En*ga"ging*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

{Engaging and disengaging gear} or {Engaging and disengaging machinery}, that in which, or by means of which, one part is alternately brought into gear or out of gear with another part, as occasion may require. [1913 Webster]


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  • Engaging and disengaging machinery — Engaging En*ga ging, a. Tending to draw the attention or affections; attractive; as, engaging manners or address. {En*ga ging*ly}, adv. {En*ga ging*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] {Engaging and disengaging gear} or {Engaging and disengaging machinery},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Engaging — En*ga ging, a. Tending to draw the attention or affections; attractive; as, engaging manners or address. {En*ga ging*ly}, adv. {En*ga ging*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] {Engaging and disengaging gear} or {Engaging and disengaging machinery}, that in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gear-lever — gear lever, gearˈ stick or (N American) gearˈshift noun A device for selecting or engaging and disengaging gears • • • Main Entry: ↑gear …   Useful english dictionary

  • gear-stick — gear lever, gearˈ stick or (N American) gearˈshift noun A device for selecting or engaging and disengaging gears • • • Main Entry: ↑gear …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Engagingly — Engaging En*ga ging, a. Tending to draw the attention or affections; attractive; as, engaging manners or address. {En*ga ging*ly}, adv. {En*ga ging*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] {Engaging and disengaging gear} or {Engaging and disengaging machinery},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Engagingness — Engaging En*ga ging, a. Tending to draw the attention or affections; attractive; as, engaging manners or address. {En*ga ging*ly}, adv. {En*ga ging*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] {Engaging and disengaging gear} or {Engaging and disengaging machinery},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • William Mills (inventor) — Infobox Military Person name=William Mills caption=Sir William Mills lived=24 April 1856–1932 placeofbirth = Wear Street, Southwick, Sunderland, England placeofdeath = Weston super Mare, Somerset, England profession= Inventor and Engineer… …   Wikipedia

  • Angle of friction — 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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