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fly·wheel

 (flī′wēl′, -hwēl′)
n.
1. A heavy-rimmed rotating wheel used to minimize variations in angular velocity and revolutions per minute, as in a machine subject to fluctuation in drive and load.
2. An analogous device, especially one used to regulate the speed of clockwork.

flywheel

(ˈflaɪˌwiːl)
n
(Mechanical Engineering) a heavy wheel that stores kinetic energy and smooths the operation of a reciprocating engine by maintaining a constant speed of rotation over the whole cycle

fly•wheel

(ˈflaɪˌʰwil, -ˌwil)

n.
a heavy disk or wheel rotating on a shaft so that its momentum gives almost uniform rotational speed to the shaft and to all connected machinery.
[1775–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flywheel - regulator consisting of a heavy wheel that stores kinetic energy and smooths the operation of a reciprocating engineflywheel - regulator consisting of a heavy wheel that stores kinetic energy and smooths the operation of a reciprocating engine
fluid flywheel - a kind of fluid coupling in which the flywheel is the driving rotor
governor, regulator - a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel)
Translations

flywheel

[ˈflaɪwiːl] N (Tech) → volante m

flywheel

[ˈflaɪˌwiːl] n (Tech) → volano
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