bevel gear


: either of a pair of toothed wheels whose working surfaces are inclined to nonparallel axes

Illustration of bevel gear

Illustration of bevel gear
  • bevel gears

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1790, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bevel gear was circa 1790

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“Bevel gear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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