worm wheel
noun Date: 1677 a toothed wheel gearing with the thread of a worm

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  • Worm wheel — Worm Worm (w[^u]rm), n. [OE. worm, wurm, AS. wyrm; akin to D. worm, OS. & G. wurm, Icel. ormr, Sw. & Dan. orm, Goth. wa[ u]rms, L. vermis, Gr. ? a wood worm. Cf. {Vermicelli}, {Vermilion}, {Vermin}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A creeping or a crawling… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • worm´-wheel´ — worm wheel, a wheel with teeth that fit a revolving screw. –worm´ wheel´, adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • worm wheel — n. WORM GEAR (sense 1) * * * …   Universalium

  • worm wheel. — worm wheel, adj. See worm gear (def. 2). [1670 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • worm wheel — worm′ wheel n. mac worm gear 2) • Etymology: 1670–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • worm wheel — n. WORM GEAR (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • worm wheel. — worm wheel, adj. See worm gear (def. 2). [1670 80] …   Useful english dictionary

  • worm wheel — noun gear with the thread of a worm • Hypernyms: ↑gear, ↑gear wheel, ↑geared wheel, ↑cogwheel • Part Holonyms: ↑worm gear * * * noun : a toothed wheel gearing with the threads of a worm * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • worm wheel — /ˈwɜm wil/ (say werm weel) noun Machinery a toothed wheel which engages with a revolving worm, or endless screw, in order to receive or impart motion. Compare worm gear (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • worm wheel — A gearwheel driven by a worm …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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