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shaft drive

Syllabification: shaft drive

Definition of shaft drive in English:

noun

A mechanism in which power is transmitted from an engine by means of a driveshaft, especially to the wheels of a vehicle or a boat’s propeller.
Example sentences
  • In 1885 the Rover bicycle incorporated a chain or shaft drive to transmit the pedal power to the rear wheel.
  • With the simple air-cooled engine and shaft drive this is a bike which should give years of service with minimal expense.
  • Turning the pedals turned an eccentric cam just above the bottom bracket, which then turned a shaft drive that lead down to the rear wheel, where another cam converted this to rotational motion.

Derivatives

shaft-driven

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adjective
Example sentences
  • The continuous rotation of the turbine activates a shaft-driven piston pump which sucks up water from the check dam to an overhead tank.
  • Our solution, the shaft-driven lift-fan propulsion system, greatly amplifies lifting power without straining the engine or compromising up-and-away flight performance.
  • A shaft-driven lift fan, in combination with a vectoring rear exhaust nozzle, gives this fighter the ability to take off in short distances, accelerate to supersonic speeds in level flight, and land vertically.

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