/ˈkɑːgˌwiːl/ noun, pl -wheels [count]
: a wheel with cogs :gear

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  • cog — [kɔg US ka:g] n [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: From a Scandinavian language] 1.) a wheel with small bits sticking out around the edge that fit together with the bits of another wheel as they turn around in a machine 2.) one of the small bits that… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cog — cog1 [käg, kôg] n. [ME cog, cogge < ? Scand, as in Norw kug, Swed kugge, a cog, tooth < IE * gugā a hump, ball < base * gēu , to bend, arch > OE cycgel,CUDGEL] 1. a) any of a series of teeth on the rim of a wheel, for transmitting or… …   English World dictionary

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