Hooke's gearing

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So called from the inventor.


Hooke's gearing (plural not attested)

  1. (engineering) A spur gearing having teeth slanting across the face of the wheel, sometimes slanting in opposite directions from the middle.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Hooke's gearing in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)