sun-and-planet

/sʌn-ən-ˈplænət/ (say sun-uhn-'planuht)

adjective
denoting a system of toothed gearing in which a small wheel moves round a larger wheel.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Sun and planet wheels — Sun Sun, n. [OE. sunne, sonne, AS. sunne; akin to OFries. sunne, D. zon, OS. & OHG. sunna, G. sonne, Icel. sunna, Goth. sunna; perh. fr. same root as L. sol. [root]297. Cf. {Solar}, {South}.] 1. The luminous orb, the light of which constitutes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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