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gear train

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Definition of gear train in English:

noun

A system of gears which transmits motion from one shaft to another.
Example sentences
  • This moves an oscillating weight that drives a rotor via a tiny gear train.
  • The first things to go in were the engines, a job that required a lot of measuring and development of a gear train to match their output to the belts and shafts that drove the looms.
  • Also, the gear train of a mechanical watch is under constant load from the mainspring whereas the gear train in a quartz watch is not under any load.

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