constant-velocity

Describing a universal joint that allows constant power to be transmitted through a variable angle

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  • constant-velocity joint — /kon steuhnt veuh los i tee/, Auto. a universal joint that is used in the drive train of front wheel drive cars and operates effectively even when the shafts being connected meet at a sharp angle. Also, constant velocity joint. * * * …   Universalium

  • constant velocity universal joint — See constant velocity joint …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • constant-velocity joint — /kon steuhnt veuh los i tee/, Auto. a universal joint that is used in the drive train of front wheel drive cars and operates effectively even when the shafts being connected meet at a sharp angle. Also, constant velocity joint …   Useful english dictionary

  • constant velocity joint — noun (in motor vehicles with front wheel drive) a universal joint which allows one shaft to drive another without fluctuations in speed, regardless of the angle between the shafts. Also, CV joint, CVJ …   Australian English dictionary

  • constant velocity joint — (CV joint) A type of universal joint so designed as to create a smooth transfer of torque from the driven shaft to the driving shaft without any fluctuations in the speed of the driven shaft …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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  • velocity joint — See constant velocity joint …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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