camshaft

noun
cam·​shaft | \ ˈkam-ˌshaft How to pronounce camshaft (audio) \

Definition of camshaft

: a shaft to which a cam is fastened or of which a cam forms an integral part

Examples of camshaft in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thanks to an aluminum head, an uprated camshaft, and factory turbocharging, output was 132 horsepower at 6000 rpm, with a boot of 133 pound-feet of torque at 3000 rpm. Brendan Mcaleer, Car and Driver, 6 Aug. 2022 Another probe covers 289,000 Dodge Journey and Jeep Compass and Patriot small SUVs from 2016 due to 127 complaints about engine stalling due to crankshaft or camshaft sensor problems. BostonGlobe.com, 26 July 2022 Another investigation covers 289,000 Dodge Journey and Jeep Compass and Patriot small SUVs from 2016 due to 127 complaints about engine stalling due to crankshaft or camshaft sensor problems. Amy Huschka, Detroit Free Press, 26 July 2022 As a sports coupe the Subaru BRZ pairs well with its six-speed manual transmission keeping fun at the forefront while the 2.4-liter naturally aspirated, dual overhead camshaft four-cylinder Boxer engine produces 228 horsepower. Marc Grasso, Hartford Courant, 11 June 2022 The Outlander has a 2.5-liter dual overhead camshaft four-cylinder engine producing 181 horsepower and 181 lb.-ft. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 16 Apr. 2022 Presented at the 1966 Paris Motor Show, this was the first production Ferrari to be fitted with the four overhead camshaft version of the V-12. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 12 Jan. 2022 To reduce the height of the engine, the cam cover now incorporates the upper camshaft bearing. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 20 May 2021 Connecting rods and pistons are forged, and both crankshaft and camshaft are made from billet steel. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 15 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of camshaft

1842, in the meaning defined above

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11 Sep 2022

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“Camshaft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/camshaft. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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