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rockshaft

[rok-shaft, -shahft] /ˈrɒkˌʃæft, -ˌʃɑft/
noun, Machinery.
1.
an oscillating shaft.
Origin of rockshaft
1870-1875
First recorded in 1870-75; rock2 + shaft
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British Dictionary definitions for rockshaft

rockshaft

/ˈrɒkˌʃɑːft/
noun
1.
a shaft that rotates backwards and forwards rather than continuously, esp one used in the valve gear of a steam engine
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