propeller shaft

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noun

a shaft that transmits power from an engine to a propeller.
a drive shaft.

Nearby words

  1. propellant,
  2. propellent,
  3. propeller,
  4. propeller head,
  5. propeller horsepower,
  6. propeller wash,
  7. propelling pencil,
  8. propend,
  9. propene,
  10. propense

Origin of propeller shaft

First recorded in 1830–40

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British Dictionary definitions for propeller shaft

propeller shaft

noun

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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