Definition of flywheel in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈflʌɪwiːl


  • A heavy revolving wheel in a machine which is used to increase the machine’s momentum and thereby provide greater stability or a reserve of available power.
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    • 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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