driveshaft driveshaft

Definition(s):

  • (n) a rotating shaft that transmits power from the engine to the point of application

Usage(s):

  1. The bumper jack had slipped, and Charles's right leg was pinned between the car body and the driveshaft.
  2. All four engines are mechanically linked to a flexible driveshaft set in the leading edges of the wings.
  3. The engine, driveshaft and a few other parts will, of course, be of steel.

News

  • Navistar Selects Dana Axles, Driveshafts for Newest Vehicle

    MAUMEE, Ohio, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) announced today that it has been named the standard and exclusive supplier of steer axles, drive axles, and driveshafts ...
    on July 16, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "It was a frustrating morning," said Latvala. "After about 24km of the first stage I turned into a corner and the front left driveshaft broke and the car spun. I don't know how it happened."
    on Oct 23, 2009 By: Jari-Matti Latvala Source: The Checkered Flag

  2. "When that sucker exploded, I thought the driveshaft had come out of it, it was so violent," said Johnson, who was fortunate to walk away from the crash with only a bruised elbow. "As fast as I was going, I expected the impact to be a lot...
    on Jul 16, 2007 By: Jimmie Johnson Source: Indianapolis Star

  3. "It's a shame because the car was running so well," said co-driver Olivier Panis. "We had a very good pace. Of course we had the broken driveshaft in the night, otherwise we could have been ahead of the Audis, but in any case we were catching...
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Olivier Panis Source: Racer

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