Definition of layshaft in English:

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layshaft

Pronunciation: /ˈlāˌSHaft/

noun

chiefly British
A second or intermediate transmission shaft in a machine.
Example sentences
  • The synchros are there to match the layshaft to the speed of the gear you shift to while in neutral.
  • In this way, the layshaft receives its power directly from the engine whenever the clutch is engaged.
  • It shows the governor and the linkages to the layshafts which control the fuel injector settings.

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Syllabification: lay·shaft

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