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worm wheel

n.
The toothed wheel of a worm gear.

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n.
1. a mechanism consisting of a worm engaging with and driving a worm wheel.
2. a gear wheel driven by a worm.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.worm wheel - gear with the thread of a worm
cogwheel, gear, gear wheel, geared wheel - a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion
worm gear - gear consisting of a shaft with screw thread (the worm) that meshes with a toothed wheel (the worm wheel); changes the direction of the axis of rotary motion
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