epicyclic gear train

epicyclic gear train
noun
a system of epicyclic gears in which at least one wheel axis itself revolves about another fixed axis
Syn: ↑epicyclic train
Hypernyms: ↑gearing, ↑gear, ↑geartrain, ↑power train, ↑train
Part Meronyms: ↑planetary gear, ↑epicyclic gear, ↑planet wheel, ↑planet gear, ↑sun gear

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