Whitworth's quick return

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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 15 Apr. 2024.

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