Definition of in mesh in English:

in mesh


  • (of the teeth of gearwheels) engaged.

    ‘the pitch point is the point of contact between the pitch circles of two gears in mesh’
    • ‘Said rotating gearwheels have regions, which are axially separated from one another and are in mesh in each case with one of the two adjusting gearwheels.’
    • ‘The teeth on a gearwheel are of course never a precise fit in the troughs defined between the teeth of a gearwheel with which it is in mesh, since this would render rotation of the two gearwheels impossible.’
    • ‘The first and the end gearwheels 141 and 145 are in mesh with the motor pinion.’