Gear wheel
Gear Gear (g[=e]r), n. [OE. gere, ger, AS. gearwe clothing, adornment, armor, fr. gearo, gearu, ready, yare; akin to OHG. garaw[=i], garw[=i] ornament, dress. See {Yare}, and cf. {Garb} dress.] 1. Clothing; garments; ornaments. [1913 Webster]

Array thyself in thy most gorgeous gear. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. Goods; property; household stuff. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Homely gear and common ware. --Robynson (More's Utopia). [1913 Webster]

3. Whatever is prepared for use or wear; manufactured stuff or material. [1913 Webster]

Clad in a vesture of unknown gear. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

4. The harness of horses or cattle; trapping. [1913 Webster]

5. Warlike accouterments. [Scot.] --Jamieson. [1913 Webster]

6. Manner; custom; behavior. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

7. Business matters; affairs; concern. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Thus go they both together to their gear. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

8. (Mech.) (a) A toothed wheel, or cogwheel; as, a spur gear, or a bevel gear; also, toothed wheels, collectively. (b) An apparatus for performing a special function; gearing; as, the feed gear of a lathe. (c) Engagement of parts with each other; as, in gear; out of gear. [1913 Webster]

9. pl. (Naut.) See 1st {Jeer} (b) . [1913 Webster]

10. Anything worthless; stuff; nonsense; rubbish. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Wright. [1913 Webster]

That servant of his that confessed and uttered this gear was an honest man. --Latimer. [1913 Webster]

{Bever gear}. See {Bevel gear}.

{Core gear}, a mortise gear, or its skeleton. See {Mortise wheel}, under {Mortise}.

{Expansion gear} (Steam Engine), the arrangement of parts for cutting off steam at a certain part of the stroke, so as to leave it to act upon the piston expansively; the cut-off. See under {Expansion}.

{Feed gear}. See {Feed motion}, under {Feed}, n.

{Gear cutter}, a machine or tool for forming the teeth of gear wheels by cutting.

{Gear wheel}, any cogwheel.

{Running gear}. See under {Running}.

{To throw in gear} or {To throw out of gear} (Mach.), to connect or disconnect (wheelwork or couplings, etc.); to put in, or out of, working relation. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • gear|wheel — «GIHR HWEEL», noun. 1. a wheel having teeth that fit into the teeth of another wheel of the same kind in order to move it or be moved by it; cogwheel; gear. 2. the larger of a set of meshing gears, distinguished from a pinion, the smaller …   Useful english dictionary

  • gear wheel — krumpliaratis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. gear wheel; rack wheel; toothed wheel vok. Zahnrad, n rus. зубчатка, f; зубчатое колесо, n pranc. roue à denture, f; roue dentée, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • gear wheel — wheel with teeth that fit into another wheel with teeth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gear wheel — noun a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion • Syn: ↑gear, ↑geared wheel, ↑cogwheel • Hypernyms: ↑wheel • Hyponyms: ↑bevel gear, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gear wheel — noun a wheel with a toothed rim, intended to engage with others, or similar equipment, to form a gear Syn: cog, cog wheel, cogwheel, gear …   Wiktionary

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  • twisted gear wheel — noun : screw wheel; especially : one having its axis parallel to that of another wheel that meshes with it …   Useful english dictionary

  • spur gear wheel — noun see spur gear …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gear — (g[=e]r), n. [OE. gere, ger, AS. gearwe clothing, adornment, armor, fr. gearo, gearu, ready, yare; akin to OHG. garaw[=i], garw[=i] ornament, dress. See {Yare}, and cf. {Garb} dress.] 1. Clothing; garments; ornaments. [1913 Webster] Array thyself …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gear cutter — Gear Gear (g[=e]r), n. [OE. gere, ger, AS. gearwe clothing, adornment, armor, fr. gearo, gearu, ready, yare; akin to OHG. garaw[=i], garw[=i] ornament, dress. See {Yare}, and cf. {Garb} dress.] 1. Clothing; garments; ornaments. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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