flexible coupling

Definitions

Cars & Driving

  • noun a simple shaft coupling used where only small angles of misalignment between the two shafts occur, as in a steering column, the drive being transmitted either by tension-stressed fabric discs or pressurized rubber blocks

Construction

  • A mechanical connection between rotating parts that adapts to misalignment, such as a universal joint.

Electronics

  • A coupling which allows a given amount of movement and/or up to a specified amount of misalignment, while still functioning properly.
  • A flexible coupling (1) linking waveguides.
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