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Worm Gear

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Noun

1. worm gear

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

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Worm Gear

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noun
1. 
a device consisting of a threaded shaft (worm) that mates with a gearwheel (worm wheel) so that rotary motion can be transferred between two shafts at right angles to each other
2. Also called: worm wheel
a gearwheel driven by a threaded shaft or worm

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Worm Gear

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1. 
a gear with teeth designed to mesh with the thread of a worm (sense 5) worm (sense 5d)
2. 
a mechanism consisting of this gear and a worm (sense 5) worm (sense 5d)

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Worm Gear

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n.
1. A gear consisting of a spirally threaded shaft and a wheel with marginal teeth that mesh into it.
2. The toothed wheel of this gear; a worm wheel.

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