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wrist plate

noun, Machinery.
a platelike part of a mechanism, oscillating in its own plane, to which links or rods are attached by pins. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • When in operation, the bell-crank is rotated in the direction of the arrow by the action of the wrist-plate and connecting-rod.

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  • The exhaust valves are both opened and closed by the action of the wrist-plate and connecting rods.

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  • The valve gear is of the regular Corliss type, driven by a single eccentric and wrist-plate.

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