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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A rotating cylindrical bar with a device attached that converts regular rotary motion into irregular rotary or reciprocating motion.

Usage examples (33)
  • The overhead valves (one intake and one exhaust for each cylinder) are operated by pushrods and rockers from the camshaft, which is mounted in four bearings in the...
  • Now software is set to supplant the camshaft as well.
  • The switch lever is arranged directly on the camshaft
  • No gears, no chain - a disk wheel was attached directly to the camshaft. for more
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