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propeller shaft

noun
1.
a shaft that transmits power from an engine to a propeller.
2.
a drive shaft.
Origin of propeller shaft
1830-1840
1830-40
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  • It will also be seen that the motor is tipped slightly so that it will come in line with the propeller-shaft.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats Raymond Francis Yates
  • The brass tube should be about 1/8 inch larger in diameter than the propeller-shaft.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats Raymond Francis Yates
  • A hole runs lengthwise in the brass, as shown, and a set-screw is used to hold the hub of the propeller-shaft.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats Raymond Francis Yates
  • The other end of the propeller-shaft rests in the skeg bearing.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats Raymond Francis Yates
  • The propeller-shaft is bent into a hook over which rubber bands are placed.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats Raymond Francis Yates
  • The propeller-shaft extends from the motor through the stern-tube.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats Raymond Francis Yates
  • The propeller-shaft bed plates were originally planned to be made of sheet metal with the flanges brazed to the web.

    Langley Memoir on Mechanical Flight, Parts I and II S. P. (Samuel Pierpont) Langley and Charles M. (Charles Matthews) Manly
  • The strut that holds the propeller-shaft is shown in Fig. 91 .

    Boys' Book of Model Boats Raymond Francis Yates
  • The propeller-shaft requires a short piece of wire with one end bent into a hook (F, Fig. 56).

  • She was even admitted into the great tube of the propeller-shaft.

    Atlantis Gerhart Hauptmann
British Dictionary definitions for propeller-shaft

propeller shaft

noun
1.
the shaft that transmits power from the gearbox to the differential gear in a motor vehicle or from the engine to the propeller in a ship or aircraft
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