Definition of layshaft in English:


Line breaks: lay|shaft
Pronunciation: /ˈleɪʃɑːft


  • A second or intermediate transmission shaft in a machine.
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    • 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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