friction clutch

Definitions of friction clutch
  1. noun
    a clutch in which one part turns the other by the friction between them
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    types:
    cone clutch, cone friction clutch
    a friction clutch in which the frictional surfaces are cone-shaped
    disk clutch
    a friction clutch in which the frictional surfaces are disks
    slip clutch, slip friction clutch
    a friction clutch that will slip when the torque is too great
    type of:
    clutch
    a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism
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