countershaft definition

  • noun:
    • An intermediate shaft between the powered and driven shafts in a belt drive.
    • A jackshaft.
    • An intermediate shaft; esp., the one that gets motion from a line shaft in a factory and transmits it to a machine.
    • A shaft driven by a band or gearing operating from another contrary and synchronous shaft.
    • An intermediate shaft between your driven and driven shafts in a belt drive.
    • A jackshaft.
    • An intermediate shaft; esp., one that obtains motion from a line shaft in a factory and transmits it to a device.
    • A shaft driven by a band or gearing running from another other and synchronous shaft.

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