Worm wheel

Definition of Worm wheel

a cogwheel having teeth formed to fit into the spiral spaces of a screw called a worm, so that the wheel may be turned by, or may turn, the worm; - called also worm gear, and sometimes tangent wheel. See Illust. of Worm gearing, above.

See also: Worm

Related Words

cogwheel, gear, gear wheel, worm gear
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