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propshaft Line breaks: prop|shaft
Pronunciation: /ˈprɒpʃɑːft/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of propshaft in English:


A propeller shaft, especially of a motor vehicle.
Example sentences
  • 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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