differential gear

noun

Definition of differential gear

Examples of differential gear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The highly complicated timepiece offers a sky dance on two levels and is one of the most accurate tourbillon timepieces on the market thanks to two oscillators with differential gear mechanisms. Roberta Naas, Forbes, 25 Oct. 2021 The other feature incorporates a differential gear on the axle, which allows the wheels to spin at different speeds. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, 9 Sep. 2020 Showa manufactures differential gears, shafts and other drivetrain components along with shock absorbers and steering systems. Shiho Takezawa, Bloomberg.com, 29 Oct. 2019 Some machines will have an axle with a differential gear, which allows the wheels to spin at different speeds, making turning easier. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, 23 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of differential gear

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Differential gear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/differential%20gear. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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