Bowden cable


Bow·​den cable
variants or Bowden wire
: spring steel wire enclosed in a spiral wire casing for transmitting longitudinal motion at a distance especially (as in a hand brake) around curves

Word History


after Ernest Monnington Bowden †1904 Irish inventor

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“Bowden cable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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