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spur gear

noun, Machinery
a gear having straight teeth cut on the rim parallel to the axis of rotation.
Also called spur wheel.
Origin of spur gear
1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for spur gear
  • The next two parts discuss the envelopes of spur gear cutters.
  • The spur gear became locked-up thus precluding movement.
  • New and more complete methods of power loss prediction as well as an optimum design of spur gear meshes are described.
  • Cornell's method for calculating the stiffness of spur gear teeth was extended and applied to helical gears.
  • Three high temperature gear materials were evaluated using spur gear surface fatigue tests.
British Dictionary definitions for spur gear

spur gear

a gear having involuted teeth either straight or helically cut on a cylindrical surface. Two such gears are used to transmit power between parallel shafts
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