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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Whitworth's quick return

after Sir Joseph Whitworth †1887 English mechanical engineer and inventor

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About Whitworth's quick return

Dictionary Entries Near Whitworth's quick return

Whit week

Whitworth's quick return

whitworth thread

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Whitworth's quick return

Cite this Entry

“Whitworth's quick return.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Whitworth%27s%20quick%20return. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!