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drive shaftalso drive·shaft (drīv′shăft′)
A rotating shaft that transmits mechanical power from a motor or an engine to a point or region of application.
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(Mechanical Engineering) another name for propeller shaft
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a shaft for imparting torque from a power source or prime mover to machinery.
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