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shaft

shaft

pronunciation:
shaeft
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an arrow or spear, or the straight, slender part of one.
definition 2: a straight beam, as of light.
definition 3: a long, straight section or handle of something.
a shaft of hairthe shaft of a columnthe shaft of a hoe
similar words:
handle
definition 4: a tall, straight monument, support, or flagpole.
definition 5: a rotating cylindrical rod, often attached to gears, that transfers power or motion.
a drive shaft
definition 6: a slanting or vertical passage.
a mine shaftan elevator shaft
similar words:
bore
definition 7: a pointed, often sarcastic, verbal attack.
shafts of criticism
definition 8: (slang) unfair or harsh treatment (prec. by the).
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: shafted, shafting, shafts
definition 1: to provide with a shaft.
definition 2: to move by pushing with a pole.
definition 3: (slang) to treat unfairly or harshly; betray.
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