bayonet clutch definition

  • noun:
    • See Clutch.
    • a clutch by which connection is created by means of bayonets mounted on hands sliding on a feathered shaft. The bayonets fall through holes in a crosshead fastened in the shaft.
    • In equipment, a form of clutch armed typically with two prongs (a a), which when in gear act on ends or lugs of a friction-strap , fitted on a side-boss associated with the wheel to be driven, the latter being loose for a passing fancy shaft.
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