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universal joint

universal joint

n.
A joint or coupling that allows parts of a machine not in line with each other limited freedom of movement in any direction while transmitting rotary motion. Also called universal coupling.

universal joint

or

universal coupling

n
(Mechanical Engineering) a form of coupling between two rotating shafts allowing freedom of angular movement in all directions

u′niver′sal joint′



n.
Mach. a coupling between rotating shafts set at an angle to one another, allowing for rotation in three planes.
[1670]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.universal joint - coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directionsuniversal joint - coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions; "in motor vehicles a universal joint allows the driveshaft to move up and down as the vehicle passes over bumps"
coupler, coupling - a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects
drive line, drive line system - mechanism that transmits power from the engine to the driving wheels of a motor vehicle
Translations

universal joint

nUniversalgelenk nt

universal joint

universal coupling n (Tech) → giunto cardanico
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