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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He added: "The view is that if this not been discovered the propeller shaft would have pierced the hull and the ship could have gone down.
The crew of the MV Saoirse realized there was something wrong with the propeller shaft when they took the vessel for refueling at Gocek on Turkey's southwest coast on Monday.
The propeller shaft of the "Juliano," a ship shared by Swedish, Norwegian and Greek activists, was cut off while the vessel was docked in the Greek port of Piraeus, according to the Scandinavian organisers.
Crew members say they discovered the ship's propeller shaft had been cut off late Monday.
The propeller shaft had fallen off and attempts to repair it by the people on board, all from South Tyneside, failed.
One of my jobs was to go down the propeller shaft tunnel behind a watertight door, under thousands of tons of ammo, in a convoy destined for Archangel to help relieve the siege of Leningrad.
While a carbon composite propeller shaft plays a part, as does the use of magnesium on the steering column and inner doorframes, the real benefit is the aluminum construction, which with a torsional stiffness of 27 kNm/deg, is even stiffer than the Vanquish.