Gearing

Definition of Gearing

Gear´ing
n.1.Harness.
2.(Mach.) The parts by which motion imparted to one portion of an engine or machine is transmitted to another, considered collectively; as, the valve gearing of a locomotive engine; belt gearing; esp., a train of wheels for transmitting and varying motion in machinery.
Frictional gearing
See under Frictional.
Gearing chain
an endless chain transmitting motion from one sprocket wheel to another. See Illust. of Chain wheel.
Spur gearing
gearing in which the teeth or cogs are ranged round either the concave or the convex surface (properly the latter) of a cylindrical wheel; - for transmitting motion between parallel shafts, etc.

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engine, epicyclic gear train, epicyclic train, gears, geartrain, power train, reduction gear, train, wheelwork
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