cogwheel

noun
cog·​wheel | \ˈkäg-ˌhwēl, -ˌwēl\

Definition of cogwheel 

: a wheel with cogs : gear sense 6a(2)

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On the first day of the itinerary, riders are apt to be gasping aboard the Mt. Pilatus Railway, the steepest cogwheel railway in the world, with a gradient of up to 48 percent. Phil Marty, chicagotribune.com, "Scaling the Swiss Alps on trains and trams, ranking road-trip friendly states and more," 27 June 2018 The tremors in his left arm had returned, accompanied by the symptoms of cogwheel rigidity, where the limb would inexplicably stop itself at certain fixed points in its range of motion. Dave Itzkoff, HWD, "Inside the Final Days of Robin Williams," 8 May 2018 Most travelers hop to the summit of Mount Pilatus (pilatus.ch) on the cogwheel train (May to November) or cable car, and come back down. Sylvie Bigar, New York Times, "A Grand Tour of Switzerland, Reluctant Son in Tow," 11 Oct. 2016

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First Known Use of cogwheel

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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cogwheel

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cogwheel

: a wheel with cogs

cogwheel

noun
cog·​wheel | \ˈkäg-ˌhwēl, -ˌwēl\

Kids Definition of cogwheel

: a wheel with cogs on the rim

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