tumbler gear

noun

Definition of tumbler gear

: any of various reversing or speed-changing gears used especially in modern machine tools that have one or more idle wheels journaled in a swinging frame moved and clamped in position by the operator

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“Tumbler gear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tumbler%20gear. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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