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Adhesive Friction

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Definition of the noun adhesive friction

What does adhesive friction mean as a name of something?


  1. the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adhesive Friction

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Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

henchman, partisan, pupil, supporter, upholder, votary adhesive: bond, cement , clinging, ep- oxy, glue, gooey, mastic, mucilage, paste, stickum, sticky, tape, tenacious adhesive and sticky: viscid adhesive friction: traction adieu: adios, aloha, ...

Google previewKnight's American Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts by Edward Henry Knight

The adhesive friction of a wheel on the rail, a rope on a pulley, etc. The tractional surface ...

Google previewCraftsman's Illustrated Dictionary of Construction Terms (1994)

by James T. Frane

traction - the adhesive friction of a body on a surface over which it moves. traction engine - an off-track locomotive that can be driven over ...

Google previewThe Crown Encyclopedia and Gazetteer (1903)

A Reference Library of Universal Knowledge, Embracing Five Hundred Illustrations and Over Sixty-five Thousand Subjects, All Brought Down to the Date of Publication, with Ninety-six Colored Maps

Also the adhesive friction of a wheel on the rail, a rope on a pulley, etc. The tractional surface of a driving wheel is the face of its perimeter. Traction Engine, a locomotive engine for drawing heavy loads on common roads, or over arable land, ...

Google previewWebster's Academic Dictionary (1895)

A Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster

Adhesive friction of a wheel on a rail, a rope on a pulley, etc. Tractive (traktlv), a. Pulling ; attracting. Tract'or(-Sr), n. [NL.,fr.

Google previewThe New standard encyclopedia (1907)

by William A. Colledge, Nathan Haskell Dole, George Jotham Hagar

Also the adhesive friction of a wheel on the rail, a rope on ...

Google previewThe New American Webster Handy College Dictionary (2006)

Includes Abbreviations, Geographical Names, Foreign Words and Phrases, Forms of Address, Weights and Measures, Signs and Symbols by Albert Morehead, Philip D. Morehead, Loy Morehead

3, adhesive friction. — trac'tive, adj. trac'tor (trak'tar) n. a self-propelled vehicle that pulls heavy loads. — tractor beam, a hypothetical beam of energy used to control objects in space. — trac'tor- traiTer, n. a vehicle consisting of a tractor and an ...

Google previewWebster's Elementary-school Dictionary (1914)

Abridged from Webster's New International Dictionary, 900 Illustrations by Noah Webster

The adhesive friction of a body on a surface on which it moves. tractive (-tTv), a. [ 4] Serving to draw ; pulling. trac'tor (-Wr), n. That which draws. trade (trad), n. 1. A course; course of action. 06*., exc. in trade wind (See in Vocab.). 2.

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