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Princeton's WordNet

  1. universal joint, universal(noun)

    coupling that connects two rotating shafts allowing freedom of movement in all directions

    "in motor vehicles a universal joint allows the driveshaft to move up and down as the vehicle passes over bumps"


  1. universal joint(Noun)

    A coupling that allows different parts of a machine not in line with each other some freedom of movement at the same time as transmitting rotary motion.


  1. Universal joint

    A universal joint, universal coupling, U-joint, Cardan joint, Hardy-Spicer joint, or Hooke's joint is a joint or coupling in a rigid rod that allows the rod to 'bend' in any direction, and is commonly used in shafts that transmit rotary motion. It consists of a pair of hinges located close together, oriented at 90° to each other, connected by a cross shaft.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of universal joint in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of universal joint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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