Axle vs Jackshaft - What's the difference?

axle | jackshaft |


As nouns the difference between axle and jackshaft

is that axle is (obsolete) shoulder or axle can be the pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel while jackshaft is a common mechanical component used to transfer or synchronize rotational force in a machine.

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") *

    Anagrams

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    jackshaft

    English

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia jackshaft)
  • A common mechanical component used to transfer or synchronize rotational force in a machine.
  • A wheelless axle used to turn the wheels of a locomotive.
  • Synonyms

    * (component relating to rotational force) countershaft