Definition of cardan shaft in English:

cardan shaft

Line breaks: car¦dan shaft
Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːd(ə)n
 
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noun

British
  • A shaft with a universal joint at one or both ends.
    More example sentences
    • Power is transmitted via cardan shafts to the final drives at the front ends of the forward and rear chassis.
    • In front-drive automobiles the cardan shafts are among the safety parts.
    • Lift the cardan shaft at its center of gravity so that the supports at points A and B become free.

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