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worm drive

noun, Machinery
1.
a drive mechanism utilizing a worm gear.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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  • The draw bar jack shall be a worm drive gear reduction, two speed jack.
  • The starter adapter worm drive showed signs of a heavy side load.

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