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 These electric vehicles will have simple, single-speed reduction gears. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "After cutting 4,000 jobs, GM is hiring. But not for traditional gasoline-powered vehicles.," 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, "The new 2019 Hyundai Kona EV is a clever little electric crossover," 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, "E, ’lectrified: Jaguar Classic Makes a 1968 E-type Roadster into an EV," 7 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of reduction gear

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Reduction gear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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