flexible shaft


flexible shaft
noun
1. : a shaft or shafting made of a flexible material (as wire wrapped around a core in alternately directed layers) or composed of a series of jointed links
2. : a high-speed rotating shaft so supported in its bearings (as by oil pressure or spring action) that a small lateral movement is possible

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