fluid drive


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fluid drive

[¦flü·əd ¦drīv]
(mechanical engineering)
A power coupling operated on a hydraulic turbine principle in which the engine flywheel has a set of turbine blades which are connected directly to it and which are driven in oil, thereby turning another set of blades attached to the transmission gears of the automobile. Also known as fluid clutch; hydraulic clutch.
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