Meaning of hypoid gear

hy'poid gear"

Pronunciation: (hī'poid), [key]
  1. a gear resembling a bevel gear in form but designed to mesh with a similar gear in such a way that their axes would not intersect, one axis crossing over the other at approximately a right angle.
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