Schiele's pivot

noun
Schie·​le's pivot | \ ˈshēlēz- \

Definition of Schiele's pivot

: a pivot having a curved surface which is generated by the revolution of a tractrix about its axis, wearing uniformly, but wasting 50 percent more energy than a flat pivot

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History and Etymology for Schiele's pivot

after Christian Schiele, 19th century English engineer

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“Schiele's pivot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Schiele%27s%20pivot. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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