Definition of gearwheel in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡirˌ(h)wēl/


1A toothed wheel in a set of gears.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: gear·wheel

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