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universal joint

noun, Machinery
1.
a coupling between rotating shafts set at an angle to one another, allowing for rotation in three planes.
Also called universal, universal coupling.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80
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British Dictionary definitions for universal-joint

universal joint

noun
1.
a form of coupling between two rotating shafts allowing freedom of angular movement in all directions
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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