fluid drive

fluid drive
noun
an automotive power coupling
Hypernyms: ↑coupling, ↑coupler
Part Holonyms: ↑transmission, ↑transmission system

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noun or fluid clutch
: an automotive power coupling that operates on a hydraulic turbine principle, the flywheel of the engine having a set of turbine blades connected directly to it and driving them in oil thereby turning another set of turbine blades attached to the transmission gears of the automobile

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Auto.
a power coupling for permitting a smooth start in any gear, consisting of two vaned rotors in a sealed casing filled with oil, such that one rotor, driven by the engine, moves the oil to drive the other rotor, which in turn drives the transmission.
[1940-45]

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fluid drive noun
A system of transmitting power smoothly, through the medium of the change in momentum of a fluid, usu oil
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Main Entry:fluid

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fluid drive,
a system which utilizes a fluid coupling to transmit power from the engine to the drive shaft.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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