Definition of Flywheel

1. Noun. Regulator consisting of a heavy wheel that stores kinetic energy and smooths the operation of a reciprocating engine.

Specialized synonyms: Fluid Flywheel
Generic synonyms: Governor, Regulator



Definition of Flywheel

1. Noun. a rotating mass used to maintain the speed of a machine within certain limits while the machine receives or releases energy at a varying rate ¹

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Definition of Flywheel

1. a heavy disk used in machinery [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flywheel

flyted
flytes
flythrough
flythroughs
flytier
flytiers
flyting
flytings
flytrap
flytraps
flyway
flyways
flyweight
flyweight pattern
flyweights
flywheel (current term)
flywheels
flywhisk
flywhisks
fmn
fmole
fmoles
fmr
fms
fnc
fnese
fnord
fnords
fo

Literary usage of Flywheel

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

1. The Gasoline Automobile by George William Hobbs (1915)
"The flywheel. — The purpose of the flywheel is to keep the engine running ... If an engine did not have a flywheel, it would run in a very jerky manner, ..."

2. Physics for Technical Students by William Ballantyne Anderson (1914)
"Indeed the flywheel, when its speed is increasing, is storing up energy, ... It is just this driving inertia torque, developed by the flywheel when slowing ..."

3. Jig and Fixture Design: A Treatise Covering the Principles of Jig and by Franklin Day Jones (1920)
"Application of Three-point Principle in holding a flywheel while ... Three-point Support for flywheel Fixture. — The fixture for the motor flywheel shown at ..."

4. A Treatise on Gyrostatics and Rotational Motion: Theory and Applications by Andrew Gray (1918)
"A top on a rounded peg and containing a flywheel. If the body contain a flywheel, the centroid and axis of which coincide respectively with the centroid and ..."

5. Automobile Engineering: A General Reference Work by American Technical Society (1921)
"flywheel SUB=GROUP Importance of flywheel. With the growing tendency toward smoother and more even running and the demand for lower low speeds and higher ..."

6. The Elements of Machine Design by William Cawthorne Unwin (1893)
"DETERMINATION OF WEIGHT OF flywheel FOR GIVEN FLUCTUATION OF SPEED 109. Determination of the coefficient of fluctuation of energy. ..."

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