b) (When used attributively) Something behaving in similar, jerky, manner as a cogwheel, e.g. cogwheel respiration as a side effect of hyperbaric medicine

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  • Cogwheel — Cog wheel , n. A wheel with cogs or teeth; a gear wheel. See Illust. of {Gearing}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cogwheel — [käg′hwēl΄, käg′wēl΄] n. a wheel with a rim notched into teeth, which mesh with those of another wheel or of a rack to transmit or receive motion …   English World dictionary

  • cogwheel — noun Date: 14th century a wheel with cogs ; gear 6a(2) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cogwheel — /kog hweel , weel /, n. (not in technical use) a gearwheel, esp. one having teeth of hardwood or metal inserted into slots. [1375 1425; late ME; see COG1, WHEEL] * * * …   Universalium

  • cogwheel — Synonyms and related words: Hydromatic, automatic transmission, differential, differential gear, freewheel, gear, gear train, gearbox, gearing, gearshift, gearwheel, high, intermediate, low, neutral, overdrive, rack, reverse, standard… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cogwheel — cog|wheel [ˈkɔg wi:l US ˈka:g ] n a ↑cog …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cogwheel — n. wheel with teeth, gearwheel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cogwheel — noun (C) a cog (1) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cogwheel — cog•wheel [[t]ˈkɒgˌ(h)wil, ˌwil[/t]] n. mac a gearwheel, esp. one having teeth of hardwood or metal inserted into slots • Etymology: 1375–1425 …   From formal English to slang

  • cogwheel — /ˈkɒgwil / (say kogweel) noun a wheel with cogs, for transmitting or receiving motion. {late Middle English} …   Australian-English dictionary

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