Definition of dog clutch in English:

dog clutch

noun

  • A device for coupling two shafts in order to transmit motion, one part having teeth which engage with slots in another.

    • ‘The dog clutch slides along the axle shaft and engages on the side of the differential carrier.’
    • ‘Check the engagement lugs on the dog clutch and also the corresponding lugs on the faces of the gears.’
    • ‘It uses dog clutches to engage the drives and utilises their robust nature to eliminate damage to the gears.’
    • ‘I am looking for a dog clutch for an old 272 Ford motor installed in an old ski boat I have just purchased.’
    • ‘Interlocks are provided so that the brake and dog clutch can only be selected in ‘idle’ mode.’