Cog vs. Gear

Cog vs. Gear — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Cog and Gear

Cognoun

One of a series of teeth, as on the rim of a wheel or gear, whose engagement transmits successive motive force to a corresponding wheel or gear.

Gearnoun

A toothed machine part, such as a wheel or cylinder, that meshes with another toothed part to transmit motion or to change speed or direction.

Cognoun

A cogwheel.

Gearnoun

A complete assembly that performs a specific function in a larger machine.

Cognoun

A subordinate member of an organization who performs necessary but usually minor or routine functions.

Gearnoun

A transmission configuration for a specific ratio of engine to axle torque in a motor vehicle.

Cognoun

An instance of cheating; a swindle.

Gearnoun

Equipment, such as tools or clothing, used for a particular activity

fishing gear.

Cognoun

A tenon projecting from a wooden beam designed to fit into an opening in another beam to form a joint.

Gearnoun

Clothing and accessories

the latest gear for teenagers.

Cogverb

To load or manipulate (dice) fraudulently.

Gearnoun

Personal belongings, including clothing

keeps her gear in a trunk.

Cogverb

To cheat, especially at dice.

Gearnoun

The harness for a horse.

Cogverb

To join with tenons.

Gearnoun

A ship's rigging.

Cognoun

A tooth on a gear.

Gearnoun

A sailor's personal effects.

Cognoun

A gear; a cogwheel.

Gearverb

To equip with gears.

Cognoun

An unimportant individual in a greater system.

Gearverb

To connect by gears.

Cognoun

(carpentry) A projection or tenon at the end of a beam designed to fit into a matching opening of another piece of wood to form a joint.

Gearverb

To put into gear.

Cognoun

(mining) One of the rough pillars of stone or coal left to support the roof of a mine.

Gearverb

To adjust or adapt so as to make suitable

geared the speech to a conservative audience.

Cognoun

(historical) A ship of burden, or war with a round, bulky hull.

Gearverb

To provide with gear; equip.

Cognoun

A trick or deception; a falsehood.

Gearverb

To come into or be in gear.

Cognoun

A small fishing boat.

Gearverb

To shift a transmission

geared down to take the curve.

Cogverb

To furnish with a cog or cogs.

Gearverb

To become adjusted so as to fit or blend.

Cogverb

To load (a die) so that it can be used to cheat.

Gearnoun

(uncountable) Equipment or paraphernalia, especially that used for an athletic endeavor.

Cogverb

To cheat; to play or gamble fraudulently.

Gearnoun

Clothing; garments.

Cogverb

To seduce, or draw away, by adulation, artifice, or falsehood; to wheedle; to cozen; to cheat.

Gearnoun

(obsolete) Goods; property; household items.

Cogverb

To obtrude or thrust in, by falsehood or deception; to palm off.

to cog in a word

Gearnoun

(countable) A wheel with grooves (teeth) engraved on the outer circumference, such that two such devices can interlock and convey motion from one to the other; a gear wheel.

Cognoun

tooth on the rim of gear wheel

Gearnoun

A particular combination or choice of interlocking gears, such that a particular gear ratio is achieved.

Cogverb

roll steel ingots

Gearnoun

A configuration of the transmission of a motor car so as to achieve a particular ratio of engine to axle torque.

Cogverb

join pieces of wood with cogs

Gearnoun

(slang) Recreational drugs, including steroids.

Gearnoun

Stuff.

Gearnoun

(obsolete) Business matters; affairs; concern.

Gearnoun

Anything worthless; nonsense; rubbish.

Gearverb

To provide with gearing; to fit with gears in order to achieve a desired gear ratio.

Gearverb

To be in, or come into, gear.

Gearverb

To dress; to put gear on; to harness.

Gearverb

(usually with to or toward(s)) To design or devise (something) so as to be suitable (for a particular type of person or a particular purpose).

This shop is not really geared towards people of our age.They have geared the hotel mainly at tourists.

Gearadjective

great or fantastic

Gearnoun

a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion

Gearnoun

a mechanism for transmitting motion by gears for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)

Gearnoun

equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.

Gearverb

set the level or character of;

She pitched her speech to the teenagers in the audience