angle of approach

: the angle turned through by either of a pair of wheels in gear from the first contact of a pair of teeth until the pitch points of these teeth fall together

Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of angle of approach was in 1878

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“Angle of approach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angle%20of%20approach. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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