Associations to the word «Shaft»

Wiktionary

SHAFT, noun. (obsolete) The entire body of a long weapon, such as an arrow.
SHAFT, noun. The long, narrow, central body of a spear, arrow, or javelin.
SHAFT, noun. (by extension) Anything cast or thrown as a spear or javelin.
SHAFT, noun. Any long thin object, such as the handle of a tool, one of the poles between which an animal is harnessed to a vehicle, the driveshaft of a motorized vehicle with rear-wheel drive, an axle, etc.
SHAFT, noun. A beam or ray of light.
SHAFT, noun. The main axis of a feather.
SHAFT, noun. (lacrosse) The long narrow body of a lacrosse stick.
SHAFT, noun. A long, narrow passage sunk into the earth, either natural or for artificial.
SHAFT, noun. A vertical passage housing a lift or elevator; a liftshaft.
SHAFT, noun. A ventilation or heating conduit; an air duct.
SHAFT, noun. (architecture) Any column or pillar, particularly the body of a column between its capital and pediment.
SHAFT, noun. The main cylindrical part of the penis.
SHAFT, noun. The chamber of a blast furnace.
SHAFT, verb. (transitive) (slang) To fuck over; to cause harm to, especially through deceit or treachery.
SHAFT, verb. (transitive) to equip with a shaft.
SHAFT, verb. (transitive) (slang) To fuck; to have sexual intercourse with.
SHAFT ALLEY, noun. (nautical) A passage extending from the engine room to the stern, and containing the propeller shaft.
SHAFT BOW, noun. Part of a horse harness, an arch from shaft to shaft over the horse's shoulders
SHAFT ENCODER, noun. Synonym of rotary encoder.
SHAFT ENCODERS, noun. Plural of shaft encoder
SHAFT FURNACE, noun. A furnace in the form of a vertical cylinder in which hot gas is forced upwards through the contained solids

Dictionary definition

SHAFT, noun. A line that forms the length of an arrow pointer.
SHAFT, noun. An aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets".
SHAFT, noun. A long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow).
SHAFT, noun. A column of light (as from a beacon).
SHAFT, noun. The main (mid) section of a long bone.
SHAFT, noun. Obscene terms for penis.
SHAFT, noun. A long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon.
SHAFT, noun. A vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator).
SHAFT, noun. (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column.
SHAFT, noun. A long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel.
SHAFT, noun. A revolving rod that transmits power or motion.
SHAFT, noun. The hollow spine of a feather.
SHAFT, verb. Equip with a shaft.
SHAFT, verb. Defeat someone through trickery or deceit.

Wise words

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