- a shaft that transmits power from an engine to a propeller.
- a drive shaft.
Origin of propeller shaft
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for propeller shaft
The strut that holds the propeller-shaft is shown in Fig. 91 .
Let us consider the general method of putting the propeller-shaft in place.
The other end of the propeller-shaft rests in the skeg bearing.
The propeller-shaft is bent into a hook over which rubber bands are placed.
The brass tube should be about 1/8 inch larger in diameter than the propeller-shaft.
- 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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