hypoid gear

noun
variants: or less commonly hypoid
plural -s

Definition of hypoid gear

: one of a pair of bevel gears that are used especially in automotive transmissions, are designed so that the axis of the pinion does not intersect the axis of the gear, and have the teeth on the pinion cut spirally and the teeth on the gear cut nonradially

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“Hypoid gear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypoid%20gear. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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