Definition of dog clutch in English:

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dog clutch


A device for coupling two shafts in order to transmit motion, one part having teeth that engage with slots in another.
Example sentences
  • Check the engagement lugs on the dog clutch and also the corresponding lugs on the faces of the gears.
  • Interlocks are provided so that the brake and dog clutch can only be selected in ‘idle’ mode.
  • It uses dog clutches to engage the drives and utilises their robust nature to eliminate damage to the gears.

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