(engineering) an automatic clutch in which the friction surfaces are engaged by weighted levers acting under centrifugal force at a certain speed of rotation
an outward force on a body rotating about an axis, assumed equal and opposite to the centripetal force and postulated to account for the phenomena seen by an observer in the rotating body. noun a fictitious force that can be thought of as acting outwards on any body that rotates or moves along a curved […]
- Centrifugal nerve
centrifugal nerve n. See efferent nerve.
- Centrifugal pump
noun a pump having a high-speed rotating impeller whose blades throw the water outwards Historical Examples
pot spinning. the spinning of rayon filaments in a centrifugal box.