worm wheel

noun

Definition of worm wheel

: a toothed wheel gearing with the thread of a worm

Examples of worm wheel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also, the gear geometry is such that, when the saw is on, the worm gear can turn the worm wheel, but not the other way around. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 18 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of worm wheel

1677, in the meaning defined above

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“Worm wheel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worm%20wheel. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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