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propeller shaft

noun
  1. a shaft that transmits power from an engine to a propeller.
  2. a drive shaft.
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Origin of propeller shaft

First recorded in 1830–40
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Historical Examples of propeller shaft

  • The strut that holds the propeller-shaft is shown in Fig. 91 .

    Boys' Book of Model Boats

    Raymond Francis Yates

  • The propeller-shaft is bent into a hook over which rubber bands are placed.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats

    Raymond Francis Yates

  • Let us consider the general method of putting the propeller-shaft in place.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats

    Raymond Francis Yates

  • The propeller-shaft is arranged within a brass tube, as shown at Fig. 38.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats

    Raymond Francis Yates

  • The brass tube should be about 1/8 inch larger in diameter than the propeller-shaft.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats

    Raymond Francis Yates


British Dictionary definitions for propeller shaft

propeller shaft

noun
  1. 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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