spiral bevel gear

spiral bevel gear
A ring and pinion setup widely used in automobile differentials. The teeth of both the ring and the pinion are tapered and are cut on a spiral so that they are at an angle to the center line of the pinion shaft. See bevel gear.

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  • spiral gear — noun or spiral gearing : a helical gear used to transmit power between nonparallel shafts * * * 1. a type of helical gear used for transmitting power between shafts that are at an angle to each other. 2. See spiral bevel gear. * * * spiral gear …   Useful english dictionary

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