wharve

wharve

[hwawrv, wawrv]
noun
Spinning. a wheel or round piece of wood on a spindle, serving as a flywheel or as a pulley.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English wherve, Old English hweorfa; derivative of hwerfan to revolve

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wharve (wɔːv)
 
n
a wooden disc or wheel on a shaft serving as a flywheel or pulley
 
[Old English hweorfa, from hweorfan to revolve; related to Old Saxon hwervo axis, Old High German hwerbo a turn]

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