Definition of skew gear in English:

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skew gear


A gear consisting of two cogwheels having non-parallel, non-intersecting axes.
Example sentences
  • The same shaft drove the distributor via a skew gear which in turn drove the oil pump via a long hexagonal shaft.
  • The 649 camshaft has a second skew gear on it, where the standard cam has an eccentric for a mechanical fuel pump.
  • The output shaft of the second rotational speed motor is also provided with an actuating skew gear that engages two passive skew gears.
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