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Definitions of shaft

  1. defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the hollow shaft of a feather Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. obscene terms for penis Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a revolving rod that transmits power or motion Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a vertical passage into a mine Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. upright consisting of the vertical part of a column Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. equip with a shaft Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. The slender, smooth stem of an arrow; hence, an arrow. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The long handle of a spear or similar weapon; hence, the weapon itself; (Fig.) anything regarded as a shaft to be thrown or darted; as, shafts of light. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. That which resembles in some degree the stem or handle of an arrow or a spear; a long, slender part, especially when cylindrical. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The trunk, stem, or stalk of a plant. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The stem or midrib of a feather. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. The pole, or tongue, of a vehicle; also, a thill. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The part of a candlestick which supports its branches. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. The handle or helve of certain tools, instruments, etc., as a hammer, a whip, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A pole, especially a Maypole. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. The body of a column; the cylindrical pillar between the capital and base (see Illust. of Column). Also, the part of a chimney above the roof. Also, the spire of a steeple. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A column, an obelisk, or other spire-shaped or columnar monument. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A rod at the end of a heddle. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A solid or hollow cylinder or bar, having one or more journals on which it rests and revolves, and intended to carry one or more wheels or other revolving parts and to transmit power or motion; as, the shaft of a steam engine. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A well-like excavation in the earth, perpendicular or nearly so, made for reaching and raising ore, for raising water, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A long passage for the admission or outlet of air; an air shaft. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. The chamber of a blast furnace. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A humming bird (Thaumastura cora) having two of the tail feathers next to the middle ones very long in the male; - called also cora humming bird. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. An arrow or its stem; anything shaped like an arrow; the long, narrow entrance to a mine; the pole of a wagon or carriage; stalk of a plant; vertical open space for air, light, etc., as in a chimney; in an engine or machine, a bar to hold wheels or other rotating parts; the body of a column between base and top. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. Anything long and straight, as the stem of an arrow, etc.: the part of a column between the base and capital: the stem of a feather: the entrance to a mine: a pole of a carriage. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. An arrow; straight cylindrical part of a column; stem; entrance to a mine; pole of a carriage; long axis in machinery. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. A spear; dart; arrow; the stock or stem of such a weapon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. The part of a column between capital and base. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Any long cylindrical bar, as an axle, thill, or the like. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. A well like opening connected with a mine; the tunnel of a blast furnace. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. An arrow; a missile weapon; a long narrow entrance into a mine; anything long and straight; the body of a column between the base and the capital; the stem of a feather; the pole of a carriage; the handle of a weapon. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. Anything long and straight; a missile weapon, as an arrow; the part of a column extending from the base to the capital; a pit or entrance to a mine when perpendicular or nearly so; the pole of a carriage; the handle of a weapon. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. A rachis; the distal part of the stem of a feather; the straight cylindrical part of a long bone. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for shaft

  1. We cut the green lead on the six- hundred- foot, at a hundred and ten feet from the shaft didn't we? – The Plunderer by Roy Norton
  2. When this is properly done, the toe of the club will point to the sky when it is level with the shoulder and will be dead over the middle of the shaft – The Complete Golfer [1905] by Harry Vardon
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