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spur gear or spur wheel



  1. a gear having involuted teeth either straight or helically cut on a cylindrical surface. Two such gears are used to transmit power between parallel shafts

Example Sentences Including 'spur gear'

{ spur gear } A simple gear in which the teeth are cut straight across.
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