ring gear

noun

Definition of ring gear

: a gear cut on a ring-shaped rim specifically : the large gear in the differential of an automobile that is driven by the propeller shaft pinion and transmits the power through the differential to the live axle

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“Ring gear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ring%20gear. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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