square wheel


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square wheel

[′skwer ¦wēl]
(design engineering)
A wheel with a flat spot on its rim.
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In the words of the designer: Balanced proportion supported by square wheel arches, short overhangs, high ground clearance and upright hood gives the vehicle a confident stance.
Do your sums Mr Kemp and I think you'll agree that your idea is on a par with the square wheel and the straight banana.
Thus, the reaction to the spirited initiative of the young people from Eastern Province is that they are out of step with the times and still out there with the square wheel.
The quartic, nearly square wheel of the Austin Allegro prompted a storm of criticism but the beautiful wood-rimmed aluminium steering wheels of Italian exotica always stirred great admiration.
If the idea of a square wheel sounds crazy, it looks even weirder seeing them glide a skateboarder down the street.
"Without resale value owners wouldn't reinvest and racing really would be pedalling a square wheel." "These horses winning abroad are great adverts for the quality of British racing and breeding."
Activated by a toothed clover-leaf wheel, the small seconds comes to life in a lively and steadfast rhythm provided by an openwork square wheel. To leave the seconds hand squarely in the spotlight, the hours and minutes are indicated by simple central hands coated with Superluminova.
Once the feel of the square wheel is mastered it is remarkably manoeuverable.
Schools would rather invent the square wheel. MySpace and whatever replaces it will always be better, cooler and cheaper than what a school develops as a poor, yet ironically expensive, imitation.
that shortcoming is critical, because when it comes to homeless assistance programs, public officials and nonprofit institutions continually reinvent a square wheel. Most cities now rely on the wrong approach: a poorly coordinated system of spartan shelters with social services often located crosstown.
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