Wortformen:(regular plural) drive shafts
noun (Automotive engineering: Vehicle components, Engine, transmission, and exhaust) A drive shaft is a shaft in a vehicle that transfers power from the gearbox to the wheels. ⇒ The coupling of the drive shaft to the gearbox allows for the movement of the axles. ⇒ Power from the engine is delivered to the transmission, which in turn delivers power to the drive shaft, which in turn transmits power to the drive wheels. ⇒ In a rear-wheel drive vehicle, the drive shaft turns very fast because it is positioned before the gear reduction of the differential.
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