Definition of cardan shaft in English:

cardan shaft

noun

British
  • A shaft with a universal joint at one or both ends.

    • ‘Power is transmitted via cardan shafts to the final drives at the front ends of the forward and rear chassis.’
    • ‘In front-drive automobiles the cardan shafts are among the safety parts.’
    • ‘Lift the cardan shaft at its center of gravity so that the supports at points A and B become free.’
    • ‘An object of the present invention is to provide a cardan shaft having improved tribological properties.’
    • ‘There are basically two types of cardan shafts which have evolved into a worldwide technology standard.’

Pronunciation

cardan shaft

/ˈkɑːd(ə)n/