Definition of Contrate

1. a. Having cogs or teeth projecting parallel to the axis, instead of radiating from it.



Definition of Contrate

1. of wheels [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Contrate

contrastimulants
contrasting
contrastingly
contrastive
contrastively
contrastiveness
contrastivism
contrastivist
contrastivists
contrastivity
contrasts
contrasty
contrasuggestible
contrasuppressor cells
contrat
contrate (current term)
contratenor
contratenors
contraterrene
contrats
contravallation
contravallations
contravariance
contravariances
contravariant
contravariant functor
contravene
contravened
contravener
contraveners

Literary usage of Contrate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Treatise on Clock and Watch Making: Theoretical and Practical by Thomas Reid (1832)
"Having the numbers of the teeth in the second and third wheels, and the number of leaves in the third and fourth, or contrate wheel pinions, ..."

2. Lessons in Horology by Jules Grossmann, Hermann Grossmann (1905)
"Gearing: of the Winding Pinion in the Crown Teeth of the contrate Wheel. ... 78), a 6 is the exterior diameter of the crown teeth in the contrate wheel ..."

3. Mechanical Philosophy, Horology, and Astronomy by William Benjamin Carpenter (1848)
"The third-wheel, L, has 48 teeth ; and the pinion f, has 6 leaves; so that the velocity is again multiplied by 8; and the contrate-wheel, which is on the ..."

4. Mechanical Philosophy, Horology and Astronomy by William Benjamin Carpenter (1843)
"The third-wheel, L, has 48 teeth ; and the pinion c, has 6 leaves; so that the velocity is again multiplied by 8; and the contrate-wheel, which is on the ..."

5. The Watch & Clock Makers' Handbook, Dictionary and Guide by Frederick James Britten (1896)
"For instance, contrate wheel 54 and pinion of 6; use pinion of 7 and fourth wheel 63. Crown Wheel of 13.—When the verge has an escape pinion of 6, ..."

6. Mechanical Philosophy, Horology, and Astronomy by William Benjamin Carpenter (1857)
"The third-wheel, L, has 48 teeth; and the pinion c, has 6 leaves; so that the velocity is again multiplied by 8; and the contrate-wheel, which is on the ..."

7. The Watch & Clockmakers' Handbook by Frederick James Britten (1881)
"If the escape pinion of verge has 6 leaves use a pinion of 7 and add a sixth to the number of contrate wheel for fourth-wheel teeth. For instance, contrate ..."

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