flexible shaft

noun

Definition of flexible shaft

1 : a shaft or shafting made of a flexible material (as wire wrapped around a core in alternately directed layers) or composed of a series of jointed links
2 : a high-speed rotating shaft so supported in its bearings (as by oil pressure or spring action) that a small lateral movement is possible

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“Flexible shaft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flexible%20shaft. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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