flywheel








noun Machinery.

  1. a heavy disk or wheel rotating on a shaft so that its momentum gives almost uniform rotational speed to the shaft and to all connected machinery.

noun

  1. a heavy wheel that stores kinetic energy and smooths the operation of a reciprocating engine by maintaining a constant speed of rotation over the whole cycle
n.

1784, from fly (n.) “speed-regulating device” (from fly (v.1)) + wheel (n.).

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