Wortformen:(regular plural) half-shafts
(Automotive engineering: Vehicle components, Engine, transmission, and exhaust) The half-shaft or half axle is the shaft in a vehicle along which power is sent from the final drive to one driven wheel or a pair of wheels.
⇒ They needed to replace the car's offside half-shaft and there were no spares available. ⇒ On each half-shaft there is a bevel gear that meshes with two small bevel pinions on the inside of the
crown wheel, one at the top and one at the bottom. ⇒ The half-shaft has to withstand bending loads imposed by the weight of the car, as well as transmit
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