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a wheel, with an off-center axis or irregular shape, that functions as a cam.
Historical Examples

Carpentry for Boys J. S. Zerbe
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6 Various
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M) Various


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