cogwheel


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cog·wheel

 (kŏg′wēl′, -hwēl′, kôg′-)
n.
1. A toothed wheel.
2. One of a set of cogged wheels within a mechanism.

cogwheel

(ˈkɒɡˌwiːl)
n
(Mechanical Engineering) another name for gearwheel

cog•wheel

(ˈkɒgˌʰwil, -ˌwil)

n.
a gearwheel, esp. one having teeth of hardwood or metal inserted into slots.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cogwheel - a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motioncogwheel - a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion
cog, sprocket - tooth on the rim of gear wheel
escape wheel - gear that engages a rocking lever
pinion - a gear with a small number of teeth designed to mesh with a larger wheel or rack
epicyclic gear, planet gear, planet wheel, planetary gear - an outer gear that revolves about a central sun gear of an epicyclic train
rack and pinion - a wheel gear (the pinion) meshes with a toothed rack; converts rotary to reciprocating motion (and vice versa)
spur gear, spur wheel - gear wheels that mesh in the same plane
sun gear - the central gear in an epicyclic train
tooth - one of a number of uniform projections on a gear
wheel - a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
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
worm wheel - gear with the thread of a worm
Translations

cogwheel

[ˈkɒgwiːl] Nrueda f dentada

cogwheel

[ˈkɒghwiːl] nroue f dentée

cogwheel

[ˈkɒgˌwiːl] nruota dentata
References in classic literature ?
One wheel slowly moved, another was set in motion, and a third, and wheels began to revolve faster and faster, levers and cogwheels to work, chimes to play, figures to pop out, and the hands to advance with regular motion as a result of all that activity.
On fine days you can take Europe's oldest steam-powered cogwheel train, built in 1893, to the top.
Archives, the assistant minister noted, are an oil to the cogwheel of a knowledge based economy, therefore, he said that plans must be in place to ensure that in the 21st century, no one is left behind.
Surrounded by massive snow-capped mountains I took the highest altitude cogwheel train to Gorenergrat.
For a proposal with a Dr Zivago feel take the world's steepest cogwheel rail track to the top of Mount Pilatus in Lucerne on a snowy winter's day.
Hiking is also not a requirement at the foot of the mountain is a cogwheel train that takes you up the mountain (they built tunnels within Zugspitze).
(3) Other findings include diametrically opposed indentations of the wall (Waist sign) and short linear mucosal or submucosal folds that when viewed in cross section appear similar to the spokes of a cogwheel (Cogwheel sign).
Attempts to involve clinical practitioners--especially doctors--in the management of the NHS began in the 1960s with the Cogwheel Review, but these had limited success.
A ride on the world's steepest cogwheel railway on the mount Pilatus, scaling from Alpnachstad to the Pilatus Kulm, is truly thrilling allowing you to feast your eyes on dales, woodlands and mountains.
Resting tremor, rigidity- lead-pipe or cogwheel rigidity, Hypokinesia or bradykinesia, Mask-like face, Micrographia, Festinate gait.
The pinion interlocks with a cogwheel, which by a pinion on its axes imparts motion to the cogwheel bolted to the drum.
On neurological examination, he had asymmetric (moderate left, mild right) kinetic, postural and resting tremor of upper extremities, cogwheel rigidity at the wrists, dysarthria, diffusely increased deep tendon reflexes, and bilateral extensor plantar response.