What does the word flywheel mean?

Usage examples for flywheel

  1. The flywheel has a shaft fitted with two gears, and is driven through idler gears from gears on the paddle- wheel shaft; it turns at about twice the speed of the paddle wheel. – Fulton's "Steam Battery": Blockship and Catamaran by Howard I. Chapelle
  2. This conflict of forces not only put an undue load on the motor causing a great loss of power, but it also created a tendency for the belt to work towards the outer edge of the flywheel. – The 1893 Duryea Automobile In the Museum of History and Technology by Don H. Berkebile
  3. Electric current was obtained from a dynamo bolted on to the step of a twenty- horse- power car, and driven by a belt from the flywheel of the engine. – A Surgeon in Belgium by Henry Sessions Souttar
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