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cog

noun [C] uk   /kɒɡ/  us   /kɑːɡ/
one of the tooth-like parts around the edge of a wheel in a machine that fits between those of a similar wheel, causing both wheels to move (also cogwheel) a wheel with cogs around its edge, used to turn another wheel or part in a machine
Translations of “cog”
in Arabic تِرس…
in Korean 이…
in Malaysian gigi roda…
in French dent…
in Turkish dişli, çark…
in Italian dente (di ruota dentata)…
in Chinese (Traditional) (齒輪的)嵌齒,輪齒, 齒輪…
in Russian зубец (колеса)…
in Polish ząb, koło zębate…
in Vietnamese răng bánh xe…
in Spanish rueda dentada…
in Portuguese dente (de roda dentada)…
in Thai ซี่ล้อ…
in German das Zahnrad…
in Catalan dent…
in Japanese 歯車の歯…
in Indonesian gigi roda penggerak…
in Chinese (Simplified) (齿轮的)嵌齿,轮齿, 齿轮…
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