Definition of gearwheel in English:


Line breaks: gear|wheel
Pronunciation: /ˈgɪəwiːl


  • 1A toothed wheel in a set of gears.
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    • I decided to mount the motor with a gearwheel and a gear rack on a drawer rack.
    • From the functions which the various parts of the watch fulfil (e.g. spring, gearwheels, pointer), the only logical conclusion was that it had a maker who ‘comprehended its construction and designed its use’.
    • He and his co-workers turn raw steel into giant rings, gearwheels, and other forged products.
  • 1.1(On a bicycle) a cogwheel driven directly by the chain.

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