drive·​shaft | \ ˈdrīv-ˌshaft How to pronounce driveshaft (audio) \

Definition of driveshaft

: a shaft that transmits mechanical power

Examples of driveshaft in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to new documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a bolt in the rear axle mounting could fracture and cause the driveshaft to disconnect, increasing the risk of the vehicle accidentally rolling away while parked. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 2 May 2022 The new version’s chassis has been extended by 12 inches to make room for the new powertrain and is equipped with Pro-Rock Dynatrac 60 front axle, a Dynatrac 80 rear axle, custom driveshaft and an off-road suspension. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 8 Apr. 2022 However, the middle spot was uncomfortable even for this five-foot-ten author due to the lower ceiling and the driveshaft tunnel that disrupts foot space. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 8 Nov. 2021 The brakes, driveshaft, greenhouse, tailpipes and on and on. Michelle R. Martinelli, USA TODAY, 17 Feb. 2022 The driveshaft, which transfers torque to other parts of the vehicle, may become fractured in affected trucks, Ford said. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 28 Dec. 2021 In addition, Ringbrothers added a MoTeC engine management system, carbon-fiber driveshaft, adjustable shocks and Baer six-piston brakes, as well as a custom set of HRE wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 13 Jan. 2022 These could loosen and come into contact with the truck's aluminum driveshaft and damage or even fracture it, Ford said. Laura Sky Brown, Car and Driver, 23 Dec. 2021 Dealers will inspect and repair the driveshaft as needed and fully attach underbody insulators, Ford said. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 28 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of driveshaft

1860, in the meaning defined above

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12 May 2022

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“Driveshaft.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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