differential gear

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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, "The Best Snowblowers for Digging Yourself Out," 9 Sep. 2020 Showa manufactures differential gears, shafts and other drivetrain components along with shock absorbers and steering systems. Shiho Takezawa, Bloomberg.com, "Honda and Hitachi to Merge Four Car Parts Makers, Yomiuri Says," 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, "The Best Snowblowers for Any Size Job," 23 Oct. 2019

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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 25 Jan. 2021.

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