spur gear


spur gear
A gear on which the teeth are cut parallel to the shaft. They are not used very often in modern gearboxes because they are noisier than helical gears. Also called straight-cut gear.

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  • Spur gear — Spur Spur, n. [OE. spure, spore, AS. spura, spora; akin to D. spoor, G. sporn, OHG. sporo, Icel. spori, Dan. spore, Sw. sporre, and to AS. spor a trace, footstep, spyrian to trace, track, examine, and E. spurn. [root]171. Cf. {Sparrow}, {Spere},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spur gear — n. 1. a gear having radial teeth parallel to the axle: also spur wheel 2. a system of gearing having this kind of gear: also spur gearing …   English World dictionary

  • spur gear — spur′ gear n. mac a gear having straight teeth cut on the rim parallel to the axis of rotation • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • spur gear — noun gear wheels that mesh in the same plane • Syn: ↑spur wheel • Hypernyms: ↑gear, ↑gear wheel, ↑geared wheel, ↑cogwheel * * * noun also …   Useful english dictionary

  • spur gear — /ˈspɜ gɪə/ (say sper gear) noun Machinery a gear in which spur wheels are employed. Also, spur gearing …   Australian English dictionary

  • spur gear — noun Date: 1823 a gear wheel with radial teeth parallel to its axis called also spur wheel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spur gear — Mach. a gear having straight teeth cut on the rim parallel to the axis of rotation. Also called spur wheel. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • spur gear — noun another term for spur wheel …   English new terms dictionary

  • Spur gear corrected tooth — Spur gear teeth are manufactured by either involute profile or cycloidal profile. Most of the gears are manufactured by involute profile with 20° pressure angle. When two gears are in mesh at one instant there is a chance to mate involute portion …   Wikipedia

  • spur gear wheel — noun see spur gear …   Useful english dictionary