The cylindrical machine element used to transmit rotary motion and power from a driver to a driven element; for example, a steam turbine driving a ship's propeller.
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In medieval architecture, an arrangement of shafts, combined in the mass of a pier or jamb, so that corresponding groupings of archivolt moldings above may start from their caps at the impost line.
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the aggregate of shafts transmitting rotation to the propeller from the vessel’s engine. On a propeller-driven ship the engine shaft is connected to a thrust shaft, which transmits the thrust of the propeller to the hull; the propeller is mounted on the propeller shaft. Transmission shafts are located between the thrust and propeller shafts. The length of the shafting depends on the location of the engine room (astern or amidships).
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In medieval architecture, an arrangement of shafts, wrought in the mass of a pier or jamb, so that corresponding groupings of archivolt moldings may start from their caps at the impost line.
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