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hypoid gear

[hahy-poid] /ˈhaɪ pɔɪd/
noun
1.
a gear resembling a bevel gear in form but designed to mesh with a similar gear in such a way that their axes would not intersect, one axis crossing over the other at approximately a right angle.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; hyp(erbol)oid
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hypoid gear

/ˈhaɪpɔɪd/
noun
1.
a gear having a tooth form generated by a hypocycloidal curve; used extensively in motor vehicle transmissions to withstand a high surface loading
Word Origin
C20: hypoid, shortened from hypocycloid
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