quill drive

noun

: a drive used on electric locomotives in which the motors are mounted on a nonrotatable quill that surrounds the axle of the driving wheels and which transmits power to the wheels by means of pins on the armature structure that engage the spokes of the driving wheels

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“Quill drive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quill%20drive. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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