Meaning of “flywheel” in the English Dictionary


"flywheel" in English

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flywheelnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈflaɪ.wiːl/ us /ˈflaɪ.wiːl/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • 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. 
  • He gave the flashlight a few more pumps to get its flywheel spinning, then passed it to her. 
  • In fact, I'm very careful, for there isn't much room between the rim of the flywheel and the keel, and even a small bit of waste will stop the wheel, just as this did. 
  • The dancing vibration of its flywheel seemed to regulate the volume of the noisy turbulence. 
  • There's something jammed down under the flywheel, between it and the keel of the boat, he said. 

(Definition of “flywheel” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)