cardan-joint

Cardan joint

[kahr-dan]
noun
Machinery. a universal joint consisting of a crosslike piece, opposite ends of which rotate within the forked end of each of the two shafts connected.

Origin:
1900–05; named after G. Cardano (1501–76), Italian mathematician, its inventor

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cardan joint (ˈkɑːdæn)
 
n
engineering a type of universal joint in a shaft that enables it to rotate when out of alignment
 
[C20: named after Geronimo Cardan (1501--76), Italian mathematician]

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