Driveshaft vs Axle - What's the difference?

driveshaft | axle |


As nouns the difference between driveshaft and axle

is that driveshaft is a shaft used to transmit rotary motion while axle is (obsolete) shoulder or axle can be the pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel.

driveshaft

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A shaft used to transmit rotary motion.
  • * The driveshaft of an automobile transfers power from the engine to the wheels.
  • * ''A windmill transmits motion to the ground level via a vertical driveshaft , which operates a water pump.
  • Synonyms

    * Cardan shaft * propeller shaft

    axle

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) axle, eaxle, from (etyl) , (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Shoulder.
  • Etymology 2

    A combination of (etyl) eax and (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel.
  • A transverse bar or shaft connecting the opposite wheels of a car or carriage; an axletree.
  • An axis; as, the Sun’s axle.
  • See also

    * (wikipedia "axle") *

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