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drive shaft

noun, Machinery
1.
a shaft for imparting torque from a power source or prime mover to machinery.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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Examples from the web for drive shaft
  • Maybe they sense he has the same connection to humanity that a drive shaft has to bouillabaisse.
  • But having electric motors at the wheels instead of a drive shaft is much better idea.
  • The protector is attached to the top of the pump to seal the motor and allow a drive shaft in the center to drive the pump.
  • The manner in which mechanical power is directly transmitted from the drive shaft to the wheels.
  • The mechanic observed that the drive shaft and the gas tank had been altered.
  • The drive shaft was disconnected from the differential and transmission.
  • The blades are connected to a drive shaft that turns an electric generator to produce electricity.
  • The drive shaft roller was part of the mechanics of the printing press and did not contact the paper.
British Dictionary definitions for drive shaft

drive shaft

noun
1.
another name for propeller shaft
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