friction clutch
noun Date: circa 1842 a clutch in which connection is made through sliding friction

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  • Friction clutch — 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

  • friction clutch — n. a mechanical clutch in which the rotating coaxial shafts are engaged through frictional contact of their surfaces …   English World dictionary

  • friction clutch — noun a clutch in which one part turns the other by the friction between them • Hypernyms: ↑clutch • Hyponyms: ↑cone clutch, ↑cone friction clutch, ↑disk clutch, ↑slip clutch, ↑slip friction clutch …   Useful english dictionary

  • friction clutch — Mach. a clutch in which one part turns another by friction between them. [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • friction clutch — /ˈfrɪkʃən klʌtʃ/ (say frikshuhn kluch) noun a clutch in which one rotating member turns another by the friction between them …   Australian English dictionary

  • friction clutch — A conventional clutch which transmits the power of the drive by mechanical friction, as opposed to a fluid coupling …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • slip friction clutch — noun a friction clutch that will slip when the torque is too great • Syn: ↑slip clutch • Hypernyms: ↑friction clutch * * * noun see slip friction …   Useful english dictionary

  • cone friction clutch — noun a friction clutch in which the frictional surfaces are cone shaped • Syn: ↑cone clutch • Hypernyms: ↑friction clutch …   Useful english dictionary

  • electromagnetic friction clutch — elektromagnetinė frikcinė mova statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. electromagnetic friction clutch vok. elektromagnetische Reibscheibenkupplung, f rus. электромагнитная фрикционная муфта, f pranc. accouplement électromagnétique á… …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • 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 with the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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