Definition of Gear case

1. Noun. The shell (metal casing) in which a train of gears is sealed.

Exact synonyms: Gear Box, Gearbox
Generic synonyms: Case, Casing, Shell
Group relationships: Transmission, Transmission System
Terms within: Transmission Shaft

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gear Case

gear case (current term)
gear change
gear down
gear head
gear heads
gear lever
gear levers
gear mechanism
gear ratio
gear ratios
gear shift
gear shifts
gear stick
gear sticks
gear train

Literary usage of Gear case

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

1. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"D—gear case. E—Throttle lever. F—Throttle quadrant. G—Pinion pin. ... Then unscrew the gear case cover, and the steering wheel and the cover can be removed ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Henry Charles Howard Suffolk, Hedley Peek, Frederick George Aflalo (1897)
"If you have no gear case, cover the chain with vaseline, or, better still, ... A dirty gear case should be cleaned out with paraffin. ..."

3. Machinery (1902)
"The gear case, which is shown at A, Figs. 1, 2 and 3, is a cast-iron box, ... These bearings in the gear case are so placed that the holes are on a circle ..."

4. The Horseless Age (1909)
"CRANK CASE AND gear case UNITS. A combination between the crank case and the case or bed forming the housing for the gear set and clutch is another example ..."

5. Electric Railway Handbook: A Reference Book of Practice Data, Formulas and by Albert Sutton Richey, William Charles Greenough (1915)
"In city service, with motors of 50 hp or under, where the "A" or " C " lubricant is used, 2 Ib. should be applied to each gear case every 30 days. ..."

6. Motor Vehicle Engineering: The Chassis by Ethelbert Favary (1922)
"The transmission case, frequently called the gear case, or gear box, is the housing which ... Sometimes the gear case is bolted to the clutch housing. ..."

7. Outing (1892)
"I am rather surprised that the idea of a perfectly dustproof chain and gear case has not received the attention of the makers more than it has. ..."

8. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1910)
"In some designs it is common for them to work loose and drop out into the gear- case ; this is very dangerous on account of the possibility of a bolt being ..."

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