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camshaft

[kam-shaft, -shahft] /ˈkæmˌʃæft, -ˌʃɑft/
noun
1.
a shaft bearing integral cams.
Origin of camshaft
1875-1880
1875-80; cam + shaft
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  • Decouple the camshaft from the valves, and combustion halts.
  • During the experimentation, the original camshaft was sold to a customer of the shop.
  • Dealers will inspect the sensor and replace it with an improved camshaft position sensor.
British Dictionary definitions for camshaft

camshaft

/ˈkæmˌʃɑːft/
noun
1.
a shaft having one or more cams attached to it, esp one used to operate the valves of an internal-combustion engine
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