bell housing

variants: or less commonly bellhousing \ ˈbel-​ˌhau̇-​ziŋ \
plural bell housings also bellhousings

Definition of bell housing

: the bell-shaped housing covering the clutch and the flywheel in an automobile engine After installing and torquing all the bellhousing bolts to spec, you can reinstall any motor mounts that you had removed, the drive axles, as well as any other components under the car.— John Decker, Popular Mechanics, September 1997

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1915, in the meaning defined above

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