drive shaft

drive shaft
noun
: a shaft that transmits mechanical power — see jet engine illustration

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Mach.
a shaft for imparting torque from a power source or prime mover to machinery. See diag. under differential.
[1890-95]

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drive shaft noun
Driving shaft
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Main Entry:drive

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drive shaft UK US noun [countable] [singular drive shaft plural drive shafts]
the part of a vehicle that carries power from the engine to the wheels
Thesaurus: equipment and systems in cars and other road vehicleshyponym

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drive shaft,
a shaft that transmits power from an engine to the various working parts of a machine, especially such a device in an automobile connecting the transmission and the rear axle.

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