Definitions for shaft

Definitions for (noun) shaft

Main entry: calamus, shaft, quill

Definition: the hollow spine of a feather

Main entry: rotating shaft, shaft

Definition: a revolving rod that transmits power or motion

Main entry: shaft

Definition: a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow)

Main entry: shaft

Definition: a long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel

Main entry: shaft, scape

Definition: (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column

Main entry: shaft

Definition: a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)

Main entry: spear, shaft, lance

Definition: a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon

Main entry: dick, shaft, tool, cock, pecker, peter, putz, prick

Definition: obscene terms for penis

Main entry: diaphysis, shaft

Definition: the main (mid) section of a long bone

Main entry: dig, slam, shaft, shot, barb, jibe, gibe

Definition: an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

Usage: his parting shot was `drop dead'; she threw shafts of sarcasm; she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

Main entry: shaft

Definition: a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer

Main entry: beam, beam of light, shaft, shaft of light, ray, ray of light, irradiation, light beam

Definition: a column of light (as from a beacon)

Definitions for (verb) shaft

Main entry: shaft, screw, cheat, chicane, chouse, jockey

Definition: defeat someone through trickery or deceit

Main entry: shaft

Definition: equip with a shaft

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