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flywheel (ˈflaɪˌwiːl Pronunciation for flywheel



  1. a heavy wheel that stores kinetic energy and smooths the operation of a reciprocating engine by maintaining a constant speed of rotation over the whole cycle

Example Sentences Including 'flywheel'

He was looking at a water-pump with a heavy flywheel , apparently water-powered by gravity-feed.
Hilton, John Buxton Passion in the Peak
The attacking natives hit him and bounced off like drops of water from a whirling flywheel.
Asimov, Isaac The Complete Stories Volume 2


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