Idle-wheel

idle wheel

noun Machinery.
1.
a wheel for transmitting power and motion between a driving and a driven part, either by friction or by means of teeth.

Origin:
1795–1805

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idle wheel
 
n
Also called: idler a gearwheel interposed between two others to transmit torque without changing the direction of rotation to the velocity ratio

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