camshaft

A shaft with two or more cams used in the four stroke engine to operate inlet and/or exhaust valves.

Camshaft

A camshaft is a shaft to which a cam is fastened or of which a cam forms an integral part. ==History== An early cam was built into Hellenistic water-driven automata from the 3rd century BC. The camshaft was later described in Iraq (Mesopotamia) by Al-Jazari in 1206. He employed it as part of his automata, water-raising machines, and water clocks s...
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camshaft

noun has cams attached to it
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Camshaft

[Transformers] Camshaft is the name of a fictional character in the Transformers universe. He is sometimes referred to as `Autobot Camshaft` for trademark purposes. Hasbro registered the name Camshaft for U.S. Trademark in October 2003. ==Transformers: Generation 1== Camshaft is an ironic name because the signature feature of the RX-7, a ro...
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Camshaft

A Camshaft is a shaft containing lobes (also called cams) which is synchronized with the crankshaft.
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Camshaft

A metal shaft supporting the cams that cause the open/close operation of the intake and exhaust valves. The camshaft turns at 1/2 the speed of the crankshaft and is connected to it either via gears, a timing chain or a timing belt.
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Camshaft

A metal shaft with two or more cams (oval
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Camshaft

A shaft fitted with several cams, whose lobes push on valve lifters to convert rotary motion into linear motion. The opening and closing of the valves in all piston engines is regulated by one or more camshafts.
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camshaft

in internal-combustion engines, rotating shaft with attached disks of irregular shape (the cams), which actuate the intake and exhaust valves of the ... [2 related articles]
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camshaft

shaft with protruding eccentric lobes. As camshaft rotates, lobes cause reciprocating movement of other valve train parts.
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Camshaft

The shaft in the engine which is driven by gears, belts or chain from the crankshaft. The camshaft has a series of cams that opens and closes intake and exhaust valves as it turns.
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Camshaft

The shaft which carries the various cams required for the operation of inlet, exhaust, fuel, and starting-air valves. See also: Cam, Internal Combustion Engine, Poppet Valve, Rocker Arm, Valves, Valvetrain.
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camshaft

[n] - has cams attached to it
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