a shaft that transmits power from an engine to a propeller.
a drive shaft.
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How to use propeller shaft in a sentence
Right over my bunk where I slept, ceaselessly turned and turned the propeller shaft.Tramping on Life | Harry Kemp
Matt switched the power into the propeller shaft and the Hawk glided upward.Motor Matt's Daring Rescue | Stanley R. Matthews
She was even admitted into the great tube of the propeller-shaft.Atlantis | Gerhart Hauptmann
The front end of the crank-case encloses reduction gear for the propeller shaft, together with the shaft and bearings.A History of Aeronautics | E. Charles Vivian
Could any one, from captain to the lowest sailor, prevent the propeller-shaft from snapping at any moment?Atlantis | Gerhart Hauptmann
British Dictionary definitions for 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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