Wortformen:(regular plural) cardan shafts
(Automotive engineering: Vehicle components, Engine, transmission, and exhaust) A cardan shaft or cardan drive is a propeller shaft fitted with universal joints at each end.
⇒ A cardan shaft is the drive shaft between the gearbox and the back axle. ⇒ Power is transmitted via cardan shafts to the final drives at the front ends of the forward and rear chassis. ⇒ The cardan shaft is fitted with universal joints at each end, so that it can adapt itself to the inequalities
of the drive.
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