rotary

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rotary motion of an object around its own axis axial motion , axial rotation , roll
rotary file for smoothing rough edges left on a workpiece burr
rotary current eddy
rotary engine that is a four-stroke internal-combustion engine without reciprocating parts epitrochoidal engine , Wankel engine , Wankel rotary engine
rotary duplicator that uses a stencil through which ink is pressed (trade mark Roneo) mimeo , mimeograph , mimeograph machine , Roneo , Roneograph
cigar-shaped log with rotary fins that measure the ship's speed patent log , screw log , taffrail log
rotary implement for sharpening the point on pencils pencil sharpener
wheel gear (the pinion) meshes with a toothed rack; converts rotary to reciprocating motion (and vice versa) rack and pinion
(trademark) a desktop rotary card index with removable cards; usually used for names, addresses, and telephone numbers Rolodex
member of a Rotary Club Rotarian
printed material (text and pictures) produced by an intaglio printing process in a rotary press rotogravure
printing by transferring an image from a photogravure plate to a cylinder in a rotary press rotogravure
rotary motion of a pitched ball sidespin
rotating shaft that transmits rotary motion from the engine to the differential transmission shaft
rotary engine in which the kinetic energy of a moving fluid is converted into mechanical energy by causing a bladed rotor to rotate turbine
engine with vaned shaft rotated by pressure, rotary turbine
gear consisting of a shaft with screw thread (the worm) that meshes with a toothed wheel (the worm wheel); changes the direction of the axis of rotary motion worm gear
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