swash plate

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Noun[edit]

swash plate (plural swash plates)

  1. Alternative form of swashplate
    • 1994, S. Newman, Foundations of Helicopter Flight, page 82:
      The majority of helicopters achieve this using a swash plate or stationary star.
    • 2013, Michael E. Brumbach, ‎Jeffrey A. Clade, Industrial Maintenance, page 211:
      This type of pump uses a swash plate to cause the pistons to move in and out.