Entry from US English dictionary
A clutch in which friction between two moving surfaces is increased until they move in unison.
- Both friction clutches are mounted on the driving shaft.
- The two-coil type of magnetic clutch offers smoother operation than a pure friction clutch.
- Machines coupled with friction clutches are protected from damage caused by peaks in torque, which can occur during operation or when switching.
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Syllabification: fric·tion clutch
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