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drive shaft

also drive·shaft (drīv′shăft′)
A rotating shaft that transmits mechanical power from a motor or an engine to a point or region of application.
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Noun1.driveshaft - a rotating shaft that transmits power from the engine to the point of application
drive line, drive line system - mechanism that transmits power from the engine to the driving wheels of a motor vehicle
rotating shaft, shaft - a revolving rod that transmits power or motion
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The latter lost the power in soft sand due to broken rear shaft drive and dropped to eighth in the stage, losing more than half and hour.
The model features a teardrop shaped fuel tank, open shaft drive, cantilever suspension, 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheel, with Metzeler Rille tyres.
Though they didn't invent the shaft drive, their first production shaft-drive "Nimbus" motorcycles became available in 1920, a few years before BMW started production of its version.
Instead, in 1948, it came up with a completely new design for a medium size van with a conventional chassis and shaft drive.
Mueller Steam Specialty's 691MFA Cast Iron Duplex Strainers feature a single shaft drive that operates both diverter valves.
MODEL X6 DESIGNER X-Yachts LOA 20.12 metres (66 ft) HULL LENGTH 19.22 metres BEAM 5.40 metres DRAFT L-keel 2.6 metres; T-keel 3.0 metres; T-keel deep 3.4 metres DISPLACEMENT 29,500 kg (3.0 metres T-keel) ENGINE 160HP shaft drive WATER 1000 litres FUEL 1200 litres SAIL AREA Mainsail: 128 [m.sup.2], Genoa 91.4 [m.sup.2] (106%), Symmetric spinnaker 280 [m.sup.2] PRICE 1,800,000 euro (estimated)
However, the engine now features a heavier flywheel and an additional vibration damper, apart from being the first BMW motorcycle to feature the shaft drive on the left hand side.
Even bigger news is the imminent arrival of Triumph's new 1,200cc inline-triple, said to produce more than 140bhp with lots of torque, transmitted to the back wheel via a new shaft drive designed by Triumph.
The protrusion on the end of the shaft drive has also been removed, leaving a sleeker line.
In reality, he says, the Toyota system takes advantage of today's technology, inverted the EMT's input and output shaft drive, and added NiMH batteries and a utility Gelb and his associates once considered: the ability to turn the engine off and drive only on electric power at low speeds.