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torque converter

noun, Machinery
1.
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
1925-1930
1925-30
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British Dictionary definitions for torque-converter

torque converter

noun
1.
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 Also called hydraulic coupling
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