universal-joint

universal joint

noun Machinery.
a coupling between rotating shafts set at an angle to one another, allowing for rotation in three planes.
Also called universal, universal coupling.


Origin:
1670–80

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universal joint or universal coupling
 
n
a form of coupling between two rotating shafts allowing freedom of angular movement in all directions
 
universal coupling or universal coupling
 
n

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