Definition of Jackshaft

1. Noun. A common mechanical component used to transfer or synchronize rotational force in a machine. ¹



2. Noun. A wheelless axle used to turn the wheels of a locomotive. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jackshaft

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jackshaft

jackroll
jackrolled
jackrolling
jackrolls
jacks
jacks-of-all-trades
jacks of all trades
jacks of clubs
jacks of spades
jacks off
jacks up
jacksaw
jacksaws
jackscrew
jackscrews
jackshaft (current term)
jackshafts
jacksie
jacksies
jackslave
jacksmelt
jacksmelts
jacksmith
jacksnipe
jacksnipes
jacksonian
jacksonian epilepsy
jackstaff
jackstaffs

Literary usage of Jackshaft

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1. A Dictionary of Automobile Terms by Albert L. Clough (1913)
"jackshaft—The transverse sprocket shaft of a double chain driven car, ... jackshaft. Jack Up (v.)—To raise by means of a jack, as a wheel of an automobile ..."

2. Motor Vehicle Engineering: The Chassis by Ethelbert Favary (1922)
"A felt ring h is provided for the jackshaft outer bearing. The jackshaft pinion i may be removed without disturbing the jack- shaft; formerly this pinion ..."

3. The Gasoline Automobile: Its Design and Construction by Peter Martin Heldt (1917)
"The jackshaft In tha earlier cars with side chain drive the bevel gear set and differential on the jackshaft were usually enclosed in the rear part of the ..."

4. Power Transmission by Leather Belting by Robert Thurston Kent (1916)
"J, jackshaft belts. That is, all belts from line shaft to the jackshaft. Subdivided into JO, jackshaft belts, open. JC, jackshaft belts, crossed. ..."

5. Vocational Mathematics, by William H. Dooley by William Henry Dooley (1915)
"In the figure below the jackshaft carries the pulley d; on the main line is the large pulley D and the small pulley F on the jackshaft. ..."

6. Automobile Repairshop Short-cuts: Over 1500 Time and Labor-saving Kinks by Motor World (1918)
"To do this, cut two disks of 1-64 in. galvanized iron to fit the outer bores of the jackshaft brackets, and drill a small hole through the center of each. ..."

7. Vocational Mathematics by William Henry Dooley (1915)
"In the figure below the jackshaft carries the pulley d; on the main line is the large pulley D and the small pulley F on the jackshaft. ..."

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