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torque converter Syllabification: torque con·vert·er

Definition of torque converter in English:


A device that transmits or multiplies torque generated by an engine.
Example sentences
  • The transmission has a planetary gear train and a hydrodynamic torque converter.
  • The Ford C - 4 three-speed transmission runs an A-I torque converter, and the Ford nine-inch housing features Summers Brothers axles and spool.
  • To overcome these issues, Honda has added a one-way clutch for engine braking that acts on the crankshaft instead of the torque converter during deceleration.

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