universal joint

noun
coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions
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in motor vehicles a universal joint allows the driveshaft to move up and down as the vehicle passes over bumps

Syn: ↑universal
Hypernyms: ↑coupling, ↑coupler
Part Holonyms: ↑drive line, ↑drive line system

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Universal joint — Joint Joint (joint), n. [F. joint, fr. joindre, p. p. joint. See {Join}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The place or part where two things or parts are joined or united; the union of two or more smooth or even surfaces admitting of a close fitting or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Universal joint — Universal U ni*ver sal, a. [L. universalis: cf. F. universel, OF. also universal. See {Universe}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the universe; extending to, including, or affecting, the whole number, quantity, or space; unlimited; general; all reaching; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Universal joint — A universal joint, U joint, Cardan joint, Hardy Spicer joint, or Hooke s joint is a joint in a rigid rod that allows the rod to bend in any direction, and is commonly used in shafts that transmit rotary motion. It consists of a pair of ordinary… …   Wikipedia

  • universal joint — noun A coupling that allows different parts of a machine not in line with each other some freedom of movement at the same time as transmitting rotary motion. Syn: Cardan joint, cardan joint, Hardy Spicer joint, Hookes joint, U joint, universal… …   Wiktionary

  • universal joint — Mach. a coupling between rotating shafts set at an angle to one another, allowing for rotation in three planes. Also called universal, universal coupling. [1670 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • universal joint — noun Date: 1676 a shaft coupling capable of transmitting rotation from one shaft to another not collinear with it called also universal coupling …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Universal Joint Task List — The Universal Joint Task List, more commonly known as UJTL, is a comprehensive list of possible military tasks at the strategic, operationals and (joint) tactical level of war.[1] The UJTL was developed for the U.S. Armed Forces but it has been… …   Wikipedia

  • Universal Joint Task List — A menu of capabilities (mission derived tasks with associated conditions and standards, i.e., the tools) that may be selected by a joint force commander to accomplish the assigned mission. Once identified as essential to mission accomplishment,… …   Military dictionary

  • Joint — (joint), n. [F. joint, fr. joindre, p. p. joint. See {Join}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The place or part where two things or parts are joined or united; the union of two or more smooth or even surfaces admitting of a close fitting or junction; junction; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Joint bolt — Joint Joint (joint), n. [F. joint, fr. joindre, p. p. joint. See {Join}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The place or part where two things or parts are joined or united; the union of two or more smooth or even surfaces admitting of a close fitting or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Joint chair — Joint Joint (joint), n. [F. joint, fr. joindre, p. p. joint. See {Join}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The place or part where two things or parts are joined or united; the union of two or more smooth or even surfaces admitting of a close fitting or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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