centrifugal clutch

noun

: an automatic friction clutch in which contact between driving and driven parts is established and maintained through centrifugal force commonly against the action of springs that break the contact when the driving part slows down

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“Centrifugal clutch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centrifugal%20clutch. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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