Whitworth's quick return

noun
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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