reduction gear


Definition of reduction gear

: a combination of gears used to reduce the input speed (as of a marine turbine) to a lower output speed (as of a ship's propeller)

Examples of reduction gear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Collectively, these 200-blade rotors—each molded from a single piece of carbon fiber and each fitted with its own combustor, turbine, and reduction gear—would generate in excess of 130,000 pounds of thrust. David W. Freeman, Popular Mechanics, 20 May 2021 The expanding gases would spin a turbine linked to the fan by a reduction gear, producing 24,000 pounds of thrust per side. David W. Freeman, Popular Mechanics, 20 May 2021 These electric vehicles will have simple, single-speed reduction gears. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, 19 Nov. 2019 Like the Bolt and Leaf, the Kona EV is front-wheel drive, with a 201hp (150kW), 291lb-ft (395Nm) permanent magnet synchronous motor coupled to a single-speed reduction gear. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 24 Oct. 2018 The 295-hp electric motor and reduction gear fit exactly where the four-speed manual transmission sat, with all power routing to the stock rear differential. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, 7 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of reduction gear

1883, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reduction gear was in 1883

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12 Jun 2021

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“Reduction gear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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