Cam wheel - definition of Cam wheel by The Free Dictionary
|(Mach.) ||a wheel with one or more projections (cams) or depressions upon its periphery or upon its face; one which is set or shaped eccentrically, so that its revolutions impart a varied, reciprocating, or intermittent motion.|
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It bears against a cam wheel
at the top of a pivot whose other end is shackled to a stiff coil spring.
Contriving to turn the cam wheel
once every few seconds, we produce a rotation to cancel the Earth's sidereal rotation or solar track if a dual axis is used.