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wharve

[hwawrv, wawrv] /ʰwɔrv, wɔrv/
noun
1.
Spinning. a wheel or round piece of wood on a spindle, serving as a flywheel or as a pulley.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English wherve, Old English hweorfa; derivative of hwerfan to revolve
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wharve

/wɔːv/
noun
1.
a wooden disc or wheel on a shaft serving as a flywheel or pulley
Word Origin
Old English hweorfa, from hweorfan to revolve; related to Old Saxon hwervo axis, Old High German hwerbo a turn
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