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  1. A shaft operated by levers at its ends. 2. An axle with cranks set at 90 .


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JOURNAL

That part of a shaft or axle that rotates or angularly oscillates in or against a bearing or about which a bearing rotates or angularly oscillates.

BENDIX-WEISS UNIVERSAL JOINT

A universal joint that provides for constant angular velocity of the driven shaft by transmitting the torque through a set of four balls lying in the plane that contains the bisector of, and is perpendicular to, the plane of the angle between the shafts.

OPEN CAISSON

A caisson in the form of a cylinder or shaft that is open at both ends; it is set in place, pumped dry, and filled with concrete.

BEARING

A support or guide by means of which a moving part such as a shaft or axle is positioned with respect to the other parts of a mechanism.

CAISSON FOUNDATION

A shaft of concrete placed under a building column or wall and extending down to hard pan or rock. Also known as pier foundation.

ELECTRIC DRIVE

A mechanism which transmits motion from one shaft to another and controls the velocity ratio of the shafts by electrical means.

AXLE BOX

A bushing through which an axle passes in the hub of a wheel.

ANTIRESONANCE

See parallel resonance. A radar set designed to give warning of possible collisions during movements of ships or aircraft.

MITER BOX

A troughlike device of metal or wood with vertical slots set at various angles in the upright sides, for guiding a handsaw in making a miter joint.

PILLAR PRESS

A punch press framed by two upright columns; the driving shaft passes through the columns, and the slide operates between them.

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