Entry from British & World English dictionary
A propeller shaft, especially of a motor vehicle.
- Behind the engine, a square box houses the thrust-bearing connecting the engine to the propshaft, with the remains of another transverse bulkhead above it.
- From the engine block the propshaft is clearly visible, and provides a quick route to the stern section, which now lies on its side.
- The propshaft protrudes from the keel, but the propeller has been salvaged and, as already noted, the rudder lies on the seabed below.
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