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

Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of epicyclic train was in 1869

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“Epicyclic train.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epicyclic%20train. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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