Whitworth's quick return

Whit·​worth's quick return | \ ˈhwitˌwərths- also ˈwi- \

Definition of Whitworth's quick return

: a quick return in which the follower is a bar rotating or oscillating about one end and carrying a sliding driving sleeve or block rotated uniformly in a circle eccentric to the bar's motion

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History and Etymology for Whitworth's quick return

after Sir Joseph Whitworth †1887 English mechanical engineer and inventor

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“Whitworth's quick return.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Whitworth%27s%20quick%20return. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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