universal joint

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universal joint

, coupling
a form of coupling between two rotating shafts allowing freedom of angular movement in all directions

universal joint

[¦yü·nə¦vər·səl ′jȯint]
(mechanical engineering)
A linkage that transmits rotation between two shafts whose axes are coplanar but not coinciding.