hunting tooth

hunting tooth

[′hənt·iŋ ‚tüth]
(design engineering)
An extra tooth on the larger of two gear wheels so that the total number of teeth will not be an integral multiple of the number on the smaller wheel.
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This utility was associated with the hunting tooth principle embodied as a one tooth differential gear set and the Geneva wheel.
The hunting tooth, an odd tooth added to disrupt cyclic repetition, has been used by millwrights for many years.
Selecting a ratio with a nominal fixed base wheel with a hunting tooth added or removed from a wheel free to rotate gives a pair of gears on the same axis.