spur gear

noun

Definition of spur gear

: a gear wheel with radial teeth parallel to its axis

called also spur wheel

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First Known Use of spur gear

1823, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spur gear was in 1823

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spurge

spur gear

spurge family

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“Spur gear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spur%20gear. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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