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clutch

the number of eggs (usually only of birds) produced in a single laying period.

clutch,

n a device made for gripping the teeth in a dental arch, to which face-bows or tracing devices may be attached rigidly enough to behave in space relations during the movements as if they were jaw outgrowths.

clutch

1. the number of eggs laid by a hen on consecutive days in an uninterrupted series. Clutch lengths vary from 2 to 6 days but may be as many as 360.
2. a setting of eggs.
3. a group of chickens hatched by a hen from a setting of eggs.
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A hi-tech multi-plate clutch marries the power from a transverse engine to the 4WD system and if any slip is detected at any of the axles, power is redistributed in less than a quarter of a wheel revolution for maximum traction.
As with the Coupe and Cabriolet versions of the Carrera 4 and 4S, power is transmitted to the pavement by a standard all-wheel drive system featuring a viscous, multi-plate clutch.
Boasting an electro magnetic multi-plate clutch, the all-wheel drive technology is pretty clever.
The electronically controlled multi-plate clutch automatically distributes power between the front and rear axles.
6 litres Transmission: five gears, wet, multi-plate clutch, chain final drive Frame: tubular steel cradle Seat height: 795mm Weight: 248kg wet
0-litre, four-cylinder direct injection petrol engine that delivers 296bhp, coupled with a standard six-speed manual gearbox and Haldex-style multi-plate clutch four-wheel-drive system and an optional six-speed dual-clutch automatic S-tronic gearbox.
The xDrive operates via a multi-plate clutch system which supplies 60% of the torque to the rear wheels in normal use with drive distributed automatically to the front or rear wheels as required depending on the weather and road conditions.
The xDrive operates via a multi-plate clutch system which supplies 60 per cent of the torque to the rear wheels in normal use with drive distributed automatically to the front or rear wheels as required depending on the weather and road conditions.
A multi-plate clutch couples and decouples engine and motor as required.
This pressure rise forces a piston against a multi-plate clutch pack.
0-litre V6 biturbo engine delivering 340 bhp and also has an active all-wheel drive with an electronically controlled, map-controlled multi-plate clutch.
ft @ 7,500rpm Economy: 47mpg Fuel capacity: 20 litres Transmission: six gears, wet multi-plate clutch, chain final drive Chassis: tubular steel trellis Seat height: 850mm Weight: 234kg wet

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