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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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  • It will be seen that the sixteen cams are forged integrally with the shaft and that it is spur-gear driven.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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