epicyclic train

noun

Definition of epicyclic train

: a train (as of gear wheels) designed to have one or more parts travel around the circumference of another fixed or revolving part

First Known Use of epicyclic train

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Epicyclic train.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epicyclic%20train. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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