constant-velocity joint

/kon"steuhnt veuh los"i tee/, Auto.
a universal joint that is used in the drive train of front-wheel-drive cars and operates effectively even when the shafts being connected meet at a sharp angle.
Also, constant velocity joint.

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Universalium. 2010.

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