higher pair

higher pair

[′hī·ər ′per]
(mechanical engineering)
A link in a mechanism in which the mating parts have surface (instead of line or point) contact.
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One small sampling of topics turns up analyzing and simulating a new integrated printing and drying machine, indoor ambulatory monitoring for psycho-physiological and behavioral activity assessment, tooth contact analysis of planetary gear trains with equally spaced planets, the anti-friction effect of micro-deep holes for higher pair components, an optical fiber sensing technique for monitoring stray currents in coal mines, modeling and control of unmanned trimaran vehicles, elastic-plastic impact loads of steel spheres impacting on planes, and calculating the ballast water load of a semi-submersible barge.
Markux' ($13,650) sensed an opportunity to put his opponent under significant pressure with pocket threes but 'baby3344' met the call and his higher pair held up and 'markux' had to settle for a five figure pay day.
At this point you should look at your small pair and figure that you are up against a higher pair or possibly even trips (three of a king), so you should be folding your hand.
4million jackpot but in his last hand his two 10s were beaten by a higher pair.

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