Anti-friction wheels

(Mach.) wheels turning freely on small pivots, and sustaining, at the angle formed by their circumferences, the pivot or journal of a revolving shaft, to relieve it of friction; - called also friction wheels.

See also: Friction

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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This excavating wheel is an "open wheel', that is to say, it has no axle but it revolves on anti-friction wheels placed just outside the rim of the excavating wheel.