rack-and-pinion

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rack-and-pinion

[rak-uhn-pin-yuhn]
adjective
of or pertaining to a mechanism in which a rack engages a pinion: rack-and-pinion steering.

Origin:
1900–05

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rack-and-pinion
 
n
1.  a device for converting rotary into linear motion and vice versa, in which a gearwheel (the pinion) engages with a flat toothed bar (the rack)
 
adj
2.  (of a type of steering gear in motor vehicles) having a track rod with a rack along part of its length that engages with a pinion attached to the steering column

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Example sentences
Rack-and-pinion steering contributes to sharp handling.
We found the rack-and-pinion steering provided good feedback with precise
  control.
That's thanks to the rack-and-pinion steering system, with its rack mounted on
  an engine cross member.
Chrysler has gotten the rack-and-pinion steering right.
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