torque con-verter

torque converter

noun Machinery.
a fluid coupling in which three or more rotors are used, one of which can be checked so that output torque is augmented and output speed diminished.

Origin:
1925–30

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torque converter
 
n
Also called: hydraulic coupling a hydraulic device for the smooth transmission of power in which an engine-driven impeller transmits its momentum to a fluid held in a sealed container, which in turn drives a rotor

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