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rack-and-pinion

[rak-uh n-pin-yuh n] /ˈræk ənˈpɪn yən/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a mechanism in which a rack engages a pinion:
rack-and-pinion steering.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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Examples for rack-and-pinion
  • 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.
  • The rack-and-pinion steering is precise without appreciable torque steer.
  • Early drivers have had notably mixed views about the speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering.
  • The speed-sensitive rack-and-pinion steering provides good feedback.
  • The quick-ratio rack-and-pinion steering easily carves through curves.
British Dictionary definitions for rack-and-pinion

rack-and-pinion

noun
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)
adjective
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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