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Clutch vs. Coupling — What's the Difference?

Clutch vs. Coupling — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Clutch and Coupling

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Clutch

A clutch is a mechanical device that engages and disengages power transmission, especially from a drive shaft (driving shaft) to a driven shaft. In the simplest application, clutches connect and disconnect two rotating shafts (drive shafts or line shafts).

Coupling

A coupling is a device used to connect two shafts together at their ends for the purpose of transmitting power. The primary purpose of couplings is to join two pieces of rotating equipment while permitting some degree of misalignment or end movement or both.

Clutch

To grasp and hold tightly
A child clutching a blanket.

Coupling

The act of linking together or forming couples.

Clutch

To seize; snatch
Clutched the banana from my hand.
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Coupling

The act of uniting sexually.

Clutch

To attempt to grasp or seize
Clutch at a life raft.

Coupling

A device that links or connects.

Clutch

To engage or disengage a motor vehicle's clutch.

Coupling

(Electronics) The transfer of electricity from one circuit to another.

Clutch

To hatch (chicks).

Coupling

(Chemistry) Facilitation or acceleration of one chemical process due to the presence or action of another.

Clutch

A hand, claw, talon, or paw in the act of grasping.

Coupling

The body part of a four-footed animal that connects the hindquarters to the forequarters.

Clutch

A tight grasp.

Coupling

Act of joining together to form a couple.

Clutch

Often clutches Control or power
Caught in the clutches of sin.

Coupling

A device that couples two things together.

Clutch

A device for gripping and holding.

Coupling

(software engineering) The degree of reliance between two or more software modules.

Clutch

Any of various devices for engaging and disengaging two working parts of a shaft or of a shaft and a driving mechanism.

Coupling

(electronics) A connection between two electronic circuits such that a signal can pass between them.

Clutch

The apparatus, such as a lever or pedal, that activates one of these devices.

Coupling

(physics) The property of physical systems that they are interacting with each other

Clutch

A tense, critical situation
Came through in the clutch.

Coupling

(sexuality) Sexual intercourse.

Clutch

A small, strapless purse that is carried in the hand.

Coupling

Present participle of couple

Clutch

The complete set of eggs produced or incubated at one time.

Coupling

The act of bringing or coming together; connection; sexual union.

Clutch

A brood of chickens.

Coupling

A device or contrivance which serves to couple or connect adjacent parts or objects; as, a belt coupling, which connects the ends of a belt; a car coupling, which connects the cars in a train; a shaft coupling, which connects the ends of shafts.

Clutch

A group; a bunch.

Coupling

A connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together

Clutch

Being or occurring in a tense or critical situation
Won the championship by sinking a clutch putt.

Coupling

A mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects

Clutch

Tending to be successful in tense or critical situations
The coach relied on her clutch pitcher.

Coupling

The act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes;
The casual couplings of adolescents
The mating of some species occurs only in the spring

Clutch

To seize, as though with claws.
To clutch power

Clutch

To grip or grasp tightly.
She clutched her purse tightly and walked nervously into the building.

Clutch

(video games) To win in a 1vX (one versus X) situation.

Clutch

To unexpectedly or luckily succeed in a difficult activity.

Clutch

(transitive) To hatch.

Clutch

The claw of a predatory animal or bird.

Clutch

(by extension) A grip, especially one seen as rapacious or evil.

Clutch

A device to interrupt power transmission, commonly used to separate the engine and gearbox in a car.

Clutch

The pedal in a car that disengages power and torque transmission from the engine (through the drivetrain) to the drive wheels.

Clutch

Any device for gripping an object, as at the end of a chain or tackle.

Clutch

A fastener that attaches to the back of a tack pin to secure an accessory to clothing. Clutch (pin fastener).}}

Clutch

A small handbag or purse with no straps or handle.

Clutch

A brood of chickens or a sitting of eggs.

Clutch

A group or bunch (of people or things).

Clutch

(US) An important or critical situation.

Clutch

A difficult maneuver

Clutch

Performing or tending to perform well in difficult, high-pressure situations.

Clutch

A gripe or clinching with, or as with, the fingers or claws; seizure; grasp.
An expiring clutch at popularity.
But Age, with his stealing steps,Hath clawed me in his clutch.

Clutch

The hands, claws, or talons, in the act of grasping firmly; - often figuratively, for power, rapacity, or cruelty; as, to fall into the clutches of an adversary.
I must have . . . little care of myself, if I ever more come near the clutches of such a giant.

Clutch

A device which is used for coupling shafting, etc., so as to transmit motion, and which may be disengaged at pleasure.

Clutch

Any device for gripping an object, as at the end of a chain or tackle.

Clutch

The nest complement of eggs of a bird.

Clutch

To seize, clasp, or grip with the hand, hands, or claws; - often figuratively; as, to clutch power.
A man may set the poles together in his head, and clutch the whole globe at one intellectual grasp.
Is this a dagger which I see before me . . . ?Come, let me clutch thee.

Clutch

To close tightly; to clinch.
Not that I have the power to clutch my hand.

Clutch

To reach (at something) as if to grasp; to catch or snatch; - often followed by at.

Clutch

To become too tense or frightened to perform properly; used sometimes with up; as, he clutched up on the exam.

Clutch

The act of grasping;
He released his clasp on my arm
He has a strong grip for an old man
She kept a firm hold on the railing

Clutch

A tense critical situation;
He is a good man in the clutch

Clutch

A number of birds hatched at the same time

Clutch

A collection of things or persons to be handled together

Clutch

A pedal that operates a clutch

Clutch

A coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism

Clutch

Take hold of; grab;
The salesclerk quickly seized the money on the counter
She clutched her purse
The mother seized her child by the arm
Birds of prey often seize small mammals

Clutch

Hold firmly, usually with one's hands;
She clutched my arm when she got scared

Clutch

Affect;
Fear seized the prisoners
The patient was seized with unberable pains
He was seized with a dreadful disease

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