propeller shaft

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propeller shaft

n
(Mechanical Engineering) the shaft that transmits power from the gearbox to the differential gear in a motor vehicle or from the engine to the propeller in a ship or aircraft
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When they were released, it was like kicking a prop-shaft away.
The conventional 4x4 prop-shaft has been dropped, the electric motors can run independently delivering a town-friendly front wheel-drive experience or combined to allow for off-roading or safer touring.
Then, at about 3am, were we fourth and catching third place when the gearbox broke - the prop-shaft snapped, it was just one of those things.
It also gets the GT-R six-speed transaxle and four-wheel-drive system a using a modified GT-R driveline and prop-shaft.
With its engines built by Rolls Royce in Derby and the prop-shaft converters built by Converteam in Rugby, the heart of this ship has been built in the heart of England.
The inquest heard a 300-metre long trail of oil from a broken prop-shaft on a different lorry had leaked on to the road more than an hour before the collision.
Joseph Lawrence, believed to have been living under a false name for 10 years, was finally caught when Customs officers at Dover found more than a kilo of cocaine worth pounds 52,000 stuffed inside a new rear prop-shaft on his 4X4 Cherokee jeep.