Flywheel meaning

flīwēl, -hwēl
Frequency:
A heavy-rimmed rotating wheel used to minimize variations in angular velocity and revolutions per minute, as in a machine subject to fluctuation in drive and load.
noun
0
0
An analogous device, especially one used to regulate the speed of clockwork.
noun
0
0
A heavy wheel for regulating the speed and uniformity of motion of the machine to which it is attached.
noun
0
0
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.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
flywheel
Plural:
flywheels

Origin of flywheel