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camshaft

[ kam-shaft, -shahft ]
/ ˈkæmˌʃæft, -ˌʃɑft /
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noun
Machinery. a shaft bearing integral cams.
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Origin of camshaft

First recorded in 1875–80; cam1 + shaft

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British Dictionary definitions for camshaft

camshaft
/ (ˈkæmˌʃɑːft) /

noun
a shaft having one or more cams attached to it, esp one used to operate the valves of an internal-combustion engine
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