angle of action

Definition of angle of action

: the angle of revolution of either of two wheels in gear during which any particular tooth continues in contact

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First Known Use of angle of action

1803, in the meaning defined above

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“Angle of action.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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