angle of recess

: the angle turned through by either of a pair of wheels in gear from the coincidence of the pitch points of a pair of teeth until the last point of contact of the teeth

Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of angle of recess was in 1881

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“Angle of recess.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angle%20of%20recess. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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