driveshaft

noun drive·shaft \ ˈdrīv-ˌshaft \
Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

Definition of driveshaft

: a shaft that transmits mechanical power

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1895

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  • : a part of a vehicle that carries power from the gears to the wheels


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