from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A character of wheel-like form, supposed to symbolize the sun: it has many varieties, among others the wheel-cross, and exhibits four, five, or more arms or spokes radiating from a circle, every arm terminating in a crescent.
- n. In cotton manufacturing, one of the gears or wheels of the ‘differential’ or ‘equating’ or ‘jack-in-a-box’ motion of a roving-machine, about the orbit of which other gears rotate. Also called a stud-wheel.
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