sun-and-planet gear

sun-and-planet gear
noun a system of gearwheels consisting of a central wheel (a sun gear or sun wheel) around which other wheels (planet gears or planet wheels) travel.

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  • sun-and-planet gear — /sun euhn plan it/, Mach. a planetary epicyclic gear train. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • sun-and-planet gear — /sun euhn plan it/, Mach. a planetary epicyclic gear train. [1900 05] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • planet gear — Mach. any of the gears in an epicyclic train surrounding and engaging with the sun gear. Also called planet wheel. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • sun gear — noun see sun and planet gear …   English new terms dictionary

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