torque converter
noun Date: 1927 a device for transmitting and amplifying torque especially by hydraulic means

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  • torque converter — n. a hydraulic device for transferring and increasing torque: an essential component of an automatic transmission in a motor vehicle …   English World dictionary

  • Torque converter — A torque converter is a modified form of fluid coupling that is used to transfer rotating power from a , such as an internal combustion engine or electric motor, to a rotating driven load. Like a basic fluid coupling, the torque converter… …   Wikipedia

  • torque converter — A unit in an automatic transmission quite similar to the fluid coupling that transfers engine torque to the transmissioninput shaft. It also cushions the flow of power. Unlike the fluid coupling the torque converter can multiply engine torque.… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • torque converter — noun converter for transmitting and amplifying torque (especially by hydraulic means) • Hypernyms: ↑converter, ↑convertor …   Useful english dictionary

  • torque converter — Mach. a fluid coupling in which three or more rotors are used, one of which can be checked so that output torque is augmented and output speed diminished. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • torque converter — noun a device that transmits or multiplies torque generated by an engine …   English new terms dictionary

  • torque converter — /tɔk kənˈvɜtə/ (say tawk kuhn vertuh) noun See fluid drive …   Australian English dictionary

  • torque converter lock-up clutch — An automatically engaged clutch in a lock up torque converter which prevents slipping losses …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • torque converter drive plate — See drive plate …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • torque converter housing — A bell housing …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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