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handwheel

[hand-hweel, -weel] /ˈhændˌʰwil, -ˌwil/
noun
1.
a wheel, as a valve wheel, turned by hand.
Origin of handwheel
1930-1935
1930-35; hand + wheel
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  • Kass said as he whirled the handwheel of the inner manport, "but——"

    The Metal Moon Everett C. Smith
  • The carriage is then moved against a positive stop by means of the handwheel.

    Turning and Boring Franklin D. Jones
  • One well-known type of power press is driven by a belt, and the downward pressure of the ram is controlled by a handwheel.

    Turning and Boring Franklin D. Jones
  • The ram can then be adjusted quickly to any required height by the handwheel seen at the left.

    Turning and Boring Franklin D. Jones
  • handwheel E is geared with the cam-shaft on which the star wheel is mounted, so that the feeds may be changed by hand if desired.

    Turning and Boring Franklin D. Jones
  • By means of handwheel N, the spindle can be moved in or out slowly, for feeding a cutter by hand.

    Turning and Boring Franklin D. Jones

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