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Definition of Shaft

Noun: shaft  shãft

  1. A line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
     
  2. An aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    "she threw shafts of sarcasm";
    - shot, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe
     
  3. A long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow)
     
  4. A column of light (as from a beacon)
    - beam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft of light, irradiation
     
  5. The main (mid) section of a long bone
    - diaphysis
     
  6. [vulgar] Obscene term for penis
     
  7. A long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
    - spear, lance
     
  8. A vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)
     
  9. (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column
    - scape
     
  10. A long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel
     
  11. A revolving rod that transmits power or motion
    - rotating shaft
     
  12. The hollow spine of a feather
    - quill, calamus
Verb: shaft  shãft
  1. Equip with a shaft
     
  2. Defeat someone through trickery or deceit
    - cheat, chouse, screw, chicane, jockey
     
  3. [vulgar] Have sexual intercourse
    - sleep together, love, make out, make love, sleep with, have sex, know [archaic], do it, be intimate, have intercourse, lie with [archaic], bed, have a go at it, get it on, make whoopee, nail [N. Amer]

See also:
shady
shafted

Anagrams containing the word shaft

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