General English

Cars & Driving

  • noun a device mounted on a rotating shaft or component that engages in a recess of a component to be driven
  • noun a solid block of tread (i.e. with no sipes)


  • Any of several types of projections on a piece of material or equipment. Such projections are used during handling and installation.
  • A connector for fastening the end of a wire to a terminal.


  • A fitting or projection which serves to connect a wire by wrapping or through soldering. Also called terminal lug.
  • A fitting or projection which serves to support or grasp.


  • noun an inhalation of smoke, a drag. The term is used in this sense in British and Irish speech.