Definition of propeller shaft in English:

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propeller shaft

Pronunciation: /prəˈpelər/ Pronunciation: /prōˈpelər SHaft/


A shaft transmitting power from an engine to a propeller or to the wheels of a motor vehicle; drive shaft.
Example sentences
  • The aft end of the crankshaft connects to the propeller shaft through the thrust bearing.
  • Nevertheless, the outline of the ship is still obvious on the seabed and the point of interest for me remains reasonably intact, a pair of steam turbines geared to the propeller shaft.
  • A propeller shaft transferred the power from the gearbox to the differential.

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Syllabification: pro·pel·ler shaft

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