propeller shaft

noun

Definition of propeller shaft

1 : a shaft that carries a screw propeller at its end and transmits power from engine to propeller
2 : a shaft that transmits power from the transmission to the rear axle of an automotive vehicle : drive shaft

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“Propeller shaft.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/propeller%20shaft. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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