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Gearing   /gˈɪrɪŋ/   Listen

Wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed.  Synonyms: gear, geartrain, power train, train.

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"Gearing" Quotes from Famous Books

... guide the box, B, in its movement. The forked ends of a yoke engage with the collars, S, on the shafts, M, this yoke being set by a screw so that the shafts may be easily removed. The machine is driven from the pulleys and shaft, T, through gearing, T2 and T3, and by the Ewart's chain on the wheel and pinion, V ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 315, January 14, 1882 • Various

... of a modern kitchen boiler, stood upright and was fitted above the furnace—which occupied the lower section—with vertical tubes. The cylinder was but three-and-a-half inches in diameter, and the wheels were moved by gearing. In order to secure the requisite pressure of steam in so small a boiler, a sort of bellows was provided which was kept in action by means of a drum attached to one of the car-wheels over which passed a cord which worked a pulley, which in turn worked ...
— Railway Adventures and Anecdotes - extending over more than fifty years • Various

... The gearing for the transmission of the power from the wheel shaft to the shaft calculated for the delivery of the power at an accessible point below must next be adjusted. The windmill is intended for installation on top of a building, and the power may ...
— The Boy Mechanic: Volume 1 - 700 Things For Boys To Do • Popular Mechanics

... recoil springs and air cushions to take up the shock when the gun is fired, so that the terrific energy, when the charge is exploded, shall not be borne by the breech of the gun. The howitzers can be turned in any direction, and the gearing attached to the mounting is such that the barrels can ...
— Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights • Kelly Miller

... stitches!" snorted Sir James. "Thinkest thou he did not know in what condition was his horse's gearing? I tell thee he went down because thou didst strike fair and true, and he did not so strike thee. Had he been Guy of Warwick he had gone down all the same under such a stroke and in ...
— Men of Iron • Ernie Howard Pyle

... fishermen. Take an ordinary case. A fisherman has made a lucky fishing with an old boat, and finds himself at the end of the year clear of debt, or near to that fortunate condition. He has for years used the old boat, as he knows, at a serious disadvantage, for the old boat and defective gearing are insufficient to carry the fisherman twenty or more miles from shore nightly, and at such distances the shoals of herrings often are. His curer will give him a boat one year old, and he takes it, ...
— Second Shetland Truck System Report • William Guthrie

... recollect, the name of the church was St. James's. It exhibited a very early introduction of iron as an important element in architectural construction. Iron was afterwards largely introduced into mills, mill gearing, and buildings generally. ...] ...
— James Nasmyth's Autobiography • James Nasmyth

... machine has a frame carrying a number of forks arranged transversely to the machine. The forks are by suitable gearing given a motion which consists of the following cycle of movements. The forks are driven forwards in the trough of the machine, carrying the wool along with them, they are then lifted out, carried back, and again allowed to drop into the machine, when they are ready to go forward again. Thus the ...
— The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics • Franklin Beech

Words linked to "Gearing" :   epicyclic train, wheelwork, epicyclic gear train, engine, power train, reduction gear

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