Woodruff key

noun

Definition of Woodruff key

: a shaft key made in the form of a segment of a disk and used with shafts not more than 2¹/₂ inches in diameter

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History and Etymology for Woodruff key

probably from the name Woodruff

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“Woodruff key.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Woodruff%20key. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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