back gear

variants: or back gearing

Definition of back gear

: the gearing at the headstock of a lathe for reducing the speed of the spindle from that of the driving pulley

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Other Words from back gear

back-geared \ ˈ⸗¦⸗ \ adjective

First Known Use of back gear

1865, in the meaning defined above

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“Back gear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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