Definition of flywheel in English:

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flywheel

Pronunciation: /ˈflīˌ(h)wēl/

noun

A heavy revolving wheel in a machine that is used to increase the machine’s momentum and thereby provide greater stability or a reserve of available power during interruptions in the delivery of power to the machine.
Example sentences
  • These are the ones with a fixed wheel and a heavy flywheel with loads of centrifugal force.
  • Also, flywheels can increase vehicle efficiency in both battery powered and hybrid vehicles.
  • Lie, cheat, fix the rules, buy influence and ensure, always ensure, that a government's political outlook fits like a flywheel to your corporate machine.

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Syllabification: fly·wheel

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