differential gear

noun

Examples of differential gear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The other feature incorporates a differential gear on the axle, which allows the wheels to spin at different speeds. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, 2 Dec. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of differential gear was in 1855

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“Differential gear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/differential%20gear. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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