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worm drive

noun, Machinery
1.
a drive mechanism utilizing a worm gear.
Origin of worm drive
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • The worm drive, on the other hand, very seldom breaks if proper care is used.

    Motor Truck Logging Methods Frederick Malcolm Knapp
  • There are three general methods of transmitting the power: by chain; by worm drive, and by internal gear drive.

    Motor Truck Logging Methods Frederick Malcolm Knapp

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