Definitions for worm-wheel

worm-wheel worm wheel

Worm-Wheel is a 10 letter English word. It's valid Scrabble word worth 9 points. It's valid Words with friends word worth 10 points.

You can make 177 anagrams from letters in worm-wheel (-eehlmorww).

Definitions for worm-wheel


  1. worm gear (def 2).

Origin of worm-wheel

First recorded in 1670-80

Examples for worm-wheel

A short length of screw formed to drive the teeth of a worm wheel.

A worm drives a worm wheel, which makes an electrical contact once for each 100 rotations of the worm.

A short length of screw used to drive a worm wheel, and sometimes termed an endless screw.

The shaft of worm wheel g is omitted in Fig. 3149, so as to leave the belt-shifting mechanism for pulleys q, q′ exposed to view.

A worm wheel and two eccentrics are machined up out of one piece and serve to operate the plungers.

The second worm wheel has 196 teeth, and its edge is divided into 49 divisions.

The teeth work in with the thread of the screw or worm, and thus, as the worm revolves, the worm wheel revolves about its axis.

The worm is two-threaded, and the worm wheel g has 200 teeth.

By means of the handle h and the worm and worm wheel at w, the shaft s is revolved.

The worm gear (Fig. 34) is a special case of screw and nut, where the latter is replaced by a toothed wheel called a worm wheel.

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