Automotive Glossary


Automotive words, phrases and abbreviations.

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Racist

Intolerance of race. A person with prejudiced belief that one race is superior (better) than another.

Rack

Gear teeth cut on a straight bar or rod.

Rack and Pinion

Type of steering system gearing.

Radial

Outwards from the centre and at right angles to the axis.

Radial (Tire)

Tread supported by crown plies and casing plies laid radially.

Radial (Tyre)

Tread supported by crown plies and casing plies laid radially.

Radial Force

A force that acts outwards from a centre point.

Radial Groove

A groove running radially, or radiating from the centre and around a component.

Radial Play

Free play at right angles to the axis.

Radial Runout

Out of true movement at the periphery of a rotating circular component.


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