drive wheel

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drive wheel (plural drive wheels)

  1. A wheel that transmits power to other elements of a mechanism.
    • 1974, Rudolf F. Graf; George J. Whalen, How it works, illustrated: everyday devices and mechanisms‎, page 38:
      Squeezing two handles together pressed a serrated drive wheel against the can rim. And rotating a T-handle turned a toothed drive wheel