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[jak-shaft, -shahft] /ˈdʒækˌʃæft, -ˌʃɑft/

noun, Machinery.
Also called countershaft. a short , connected by belting, gears, etc., that transmits motion from a motor or engine to a machine or machines being driven (distinguished from ).
a on which an idle wheel or fairlead turns.
a short length of shafting that transmits power from an engine or motor to a machine


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