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  • worm-and-nut steering — A steering system in which rotation of the worm causes a nut, which encloses it, to move up or down, thus turning the rocker shaft …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • ball worm and nut — See recirculating ball worm and nut …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • recirculating ball worm and nut — See recirculating ball and nut steering …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • recirculating-ball-and-nut steering — A very popular type of steering gear. It uses a series of ball bearings that feed through and around and back through the grooves in the worm gear and nut on the steering shaft. The turning forces are transmitted through these ball bearing to a… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • nut — [1] A fastening device that is somewhat doughnut shaped with a number of flat surfaces on the outer rim and threads on the inner hole. Also see ball and nut ball worm and nut bolt and nut butterfly nut cap nut captive nut castellated nut castle… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • worm — A short, rotating shaft on which a helical groove has been cut, as in a gear arrangement in which such a shaft meshes with a toothed wheel. See ball worm recirculating ball worm and nut …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • worm — Screw Screw (skr[udd]), n. [OE. scrue, OF. escroue, escroe, female screw, F. [ e]crou, L. scrobis a ditch, trench, in LL., the hole made by swine in rooting; cf. D. schroef a screw, G. schraube, Icel. skr[=u]fa.] 1. A cylinder, or a cylindrical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ball worm — See recirculating ball worm and nut …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Kola nut — pods and seeds Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

  • Screw worm — Screw Screw (skr[udd]), n. [OE. scrue, OF. escroue, escroe, female screw, F. [ e]crou, L. scrobis a ditch, trench, in LL., the hole made by swine in rooting; cf. D. schroef a screw, G. schraube, Icel. skr[=u]fa.] 1. A cylinder, or a cylindrical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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