Dog Clutch

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dog clutch

[′dȯg ‚kləch]
(design engineering)
A clutch in which projections on one part fit into recesses on the other part.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Dog Clutch


a device consisting of two parts (half-clutches) whose end faces have projections (lugs) and notches that mesh. Dog clutches are usually used for coupling and uncoupling two shafts or to couple a shaft with a component that rests freely on it, such as a gear or pulley.

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