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From the "Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering"; 4th Edition by G.H.F Nayler (available from SAE):

countershaft An intermediate shaft in a line of shafting placed between a driving and driven shaft to obtain a greater speed-ratio or where direct connection is difficult. See also gear cluster; layshaft.
Old 02-11-2005, 04:21 PM
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