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aile (d'un pignon)

English translation: leaf (synonym of tooth) "'Tooth' for a gearwheel, 'leaf' for a pinion."

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French term or phrase:aile (synonym de dent)
English translation:leaf (synonym of tooth) "'Tooth' for a gearwheel, 'leaf' for a pinion."
Entered by: Sandra Petch
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10:37 Feb 17, 2006
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering / pinions
French term or phrase: aile (d'un pignon)
The definition is "Nom donné aux dents d'un pignon".
GDT proposes "leaf" though this isn't part of the definition of "leaf" in the Merriam Websters.
A KudoZ search turns up lots of "ailes" but no leaves, only wings!
Perhaps someone can confirm/correct ?
Many thanks.
Sandra Petch
Local time: 06:25
gear tooth
Explanation:
it's the gear/pinion tooth

Préambule :. A) Roue B) Pignon C) Dent de la roue D) Aile(dent) du pignon E) Bras de la roue F) Face de la roue ou serge G) Anglage des bras (hachuré) ...
www.watches-lexic.ch/pages/fr/tec/exp18.htm

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Note added at 38 mins (2006-02-17 11:15:20 GMT)
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Hi Sandra, in that case its leaf; check out the following :

When a gear tooth engages a pinion leaf (tooth), it pushes the pinion leaf in its ... A 12 tooth pinion is also much stronger because two pinion leaves are ...
www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hall/3934/gearing1.html
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SusanMurray
Local time: 06:25
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Thanks Susan for confirming and for the reference.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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gear tooth


Explanation:
it's the gear/pinion tooth

Préambule :. A) Roue B) Pignon C) Dent de la roue D) Aile(dent) du pignon E) Bras de la roue F) Face de la roue ou serge G) Anglage des bras (hachuré) ...
www.watches-lexic.ch/pages/fr/tec/exp18.htm

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Note added at 38 mins (2006-02-17 11:15:20 GMT)
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Hi Sandra, in that case its leaf; check out the following :

When a gear tooth engages a pinion leaf (tooth), it pushes the pinion leaf in its ... A 12 tooth pinion is also much stronger because two pinion leaves are ...
www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hall/3934/gearing1.html

SusanMurray
Local time: 06:25
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Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 33
Grading comment
Thanks Susan for confirming and for the reference.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  chaplin
2 mins
  -> thanks Ségolène

agree  Tony M: Yes, OED gives this meaning, since early 18th c.
2 hrs
  -> thanks Dusty
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