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countershaft

[koun-ter-shaft, -shahft] /ˈkaʊn tərˌʃæft, -ˌʃɑft/
noun, Machinery.
1.
jackshaft (def 1).
Origin of countershaft
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; counter- + shaft
Related forms
countershafting, noun
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countershaft

/ˈkaʊntəˌʃɑːft/
noun
1.
an intermediate shaft that is driven by, but rotates in the opposite direction to, a main shaft, esp in a gear train
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