planet wheel
noun Date: 1827 a gear wheel that revolves around the wheel with which it meshes in an epicyclic train

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  • Planet wheel — Planet Plan et, n. [OE. planete, F. plan[ e]te, L. planeta, fr. Gr. ?, and ? a planet; prop. wandering, fr. ? to wander, fr. ? a wandering.] 1. (Astron.) A celestial body which revolves about the sun in an orbit of a moderate degree of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • planet wheel — n. a gear that meshes with and revolves around another gear in an epicyclic train * * * …   Universalium

  • planet wheel — n. a gear that meshes with and revolves around another gear in an epicyclic train …   English World dictionary

  • planet wheel — noun an outer gear that revolves about a central sun gear of an epicyclic train • Syn: ↑planetary gear, ↑epicyclic gear, ↑planet gear • Hypernyms: ↑gear, ↑gear wheel, ↑geared wheel, ↑cogwheel …   Useful english dictionary

  • planet wheel — See planet gear …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • planet wheel — /ˈplænət wil/ (say planuht weel) noun any of the wheels in an epicyclic train, whose axes revolve round the common centre …   Australian English dictionary

  • Planet — Plan et, n. [OE. planete, F. plan[ e]te, L. planeta, fr. Gr. ?, and ? a planet; prop. wandering, fr. ? to wander, fr. ? a wandering.] 1. (Astron.) A celestial body which revolves about the sun in an orbit of a moderate degree of eccentricity. It… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Planet gear — Planet Plan et, n. [OE. planete, F. plan[ e]te, L. planeta, fr. Gr. ?, and ? a planet; prop. wandering, fr. ? to wander, fr. ? a wandering.] 1. (Astron.) A celestial body which revolves about the sun in an orbit of a moderate degree of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • planet gear — noun an outer gear that revolves about a central sun gear of an epicyclic train • Syn: ↑planetary gear, ↑epicyclic gear, ↑planet wheel • Hypernyms: ↑gear, ↑gear wheel, ↑geared wheel, ↑cogwheel …   Useful english dictionary

  • wheel — A circular device, thin in relation to its face area, usually able to rotate about a central axle or pivot, with a durable but elastic rim or with regular teeth cut on the rim and for lightness often supported by spokes joined to the hub instead… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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