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A mechanical clutch that transmits torque through surface friction between the faces of the clutch.
(Mechanical Engineering) a mechanical clutch in which the drive is transmitted by the friction between surfaces, lined with cork, asbestos, or other fibrous materials, attached to the driving and driven shafts
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|Noun||1.||friction clutch - a clutch in which one part turns the other by the friction between them|
clutch - a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism; "this year's model has an improved clutch"
cone clutch, cone friction clutch - a friction clutch in which the frictional surfaces are cone-shaped
disk clutch - a friction clutch in which the frictional surfaces are disks