Wheel vs Jackshaft - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between wheel and jackshaft

is that wheel is a circular device capable of rotating on its axis, facilitating movement or transportation or performing labour in machines while jackshaft is a common mechanical component used to transfer or synchronize rotational force in a machine.

As a verb wheel

is (intransitive|or|transitive) to roll along as on wheels.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

wheel

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A circular device capable of rotating on its axis, facilitating movement or transportation or performing labour in machines.
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  • # A steering wheel and its implied control of a vehicle.
  • # (label) The instrument attached to the rudder by which a vessel is steered.
  • # A spinning wheel.
  • # A potter's wheel.
  • #* Bible, (w) xviii. 3
  • Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels .
  • #* (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) (1807-1882)
  • Turn, turn, my wheel ! This earthen jar / A touch can make, a touch can mar.
  • # (heraldiccharge) This device used as a heraldic charge, usually with six spokes.
  • A wheel-like device used as an instrument of torture or punishment.
  • (label) A person with a great deal of power or influence; a big wheel.
  • (label) The lowest straight in poker: ace, 2, 3, 4, 5.
  • (label) Wheel rim.
  • A round portion of cheese.
  • A Catherine wheel firework.
  • (label) A rolling or revolving body; anything of a circular form; a disk; an orb.
  • (Milton)
  • A turn or revolution; rotation; compass.
  • * (Robert South) (1634–1716)
  • According to the common vicissitude and wheel of things, the proud and the insolent, after long trampling upon others, come at length to be trampled upon themselves.
  • * (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • [He] throws his steep flight in many an aery wheel .

    Synonyms

    * (instrument of torture) breaking wheel * (wheel rim) rim

    Derived terms

    * balance wheel * behind the wheel * big wheel * breaking wheel * break on the wheel * buffing wheel * cartwheel * car wheel * Catherine wheel * click wheel * cog wheel, cogwheel * color wheel, colour wheel * daisy wheel * disk wheel * driving wheel * eighteen-wheeler * escape wheel * Ferris wheel * fifth wheel * flywheel * foundling wheel * four-wheel * four-wheel drive * freewheel * freewheeling * front-wheel drive * gear wheel, gearwheel * Geneva wheel * grease the wheels * hell on wheels * idle wheel * kick wheel * lantern wheel * leading wheel * mag wheel * meals on wheels * mill wheel * motorcycle wheel * paddle wheel * pinwheel * planet wheel * potter's wheel * prayer wheel * print wheel * ratchet wheel * reinvent the wheel * roulette wheel * scoop wheel, scoopwheel * skateboard wheel * spinning wheel * spin one's wheels * sprocket wheel * the squeaky wheel gets the grease * steel wheel * steering wheel * stern-wheeler * take the wheel * the wheel * three-wheeler * tide wheel * trailing wheel * training wheels * two-wheeler * wagon wheel * water wheel * wheel and axle * wheelbarrow * wheelbase * wheel breadth * wheelchair * wheel clamp * wheeled * wheelhouse * wheelie * wheelie bin * the wheels fell off * wheel of Fortune * wheel of life * wheel rim * wheels * wheelspin * wheel within a wheel * wheelwright * wheely * worm wheel

    See also

    * (wikipedia "wheel")

    References

    * Weisenberg, Michael (2000) The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (intransitive, or, transitive) To roll along as on wheels.
  • Wheel that trolley over here, would you?
  • To travel around in large circles, particularly in the air.
  • The vulture wheeled above us.
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  • To transport something or someone using any wheeled mechanism, such as a wheelchair.
  • To put into a rotatory motion; to cause to turn or revolve; to make or perform in a circle.
  • * Gray
  • The beetle wheels her droning flight.
  • * Milton
  • Now heaven, in all her glory, shone, and rolled / Her motions, as the great first mover's hand / First wheeled their course.

    Derived terms

    * wheel around * wheel away * word-wheeling

    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