propeller shaft

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propeller shaft

[prə′pel·ər ‚shaft]
(mechanical engineering)
A shaft, carrying a screw propeller at its end, that transmits power from an engine to the propeller.

propeller shaft

The shaft on which the propeller is mounted.
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Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN), a company involved in highly engineered solutions for improving the efficiency, performance, and sustainability of powered vehicles and machinery, has been chosen by Germany-based Daimler AG (NYSE: DAI) to provide front and rear prop-shafts to the all-new Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup truck and latest generation Sprinter van.
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.
The two-piece collapsible prop-shaft developed for the 300 platform will find its way into future Mercedes and Mitsubishi programs.
Pat was an engineer with multinational GKN Driveline, specialists in prop-shaft assembly and repair, until the Hillington operation was closed down last summer.
These bores comprise the housings for the forward and reverse gears and prop-shaft bearings.