friction drive

noun

Definition of friction drive

: a power-transmission system that transmits motion by surface friction instead of teeth

First Known Use of friction drive

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of friction drive was in 1907

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“Friction drive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/friction%20drive. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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