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Definitions of shaft:
  • noun:   a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow)
  • noun:   a vertical passage into a mine
  • noun:   (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column
  • noun:   a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)
  • noun:   a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
  • noun:   a revolving rod that transmits power or motion
  • noun:   the main (mid) section of a long bone
  • noun:   an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    Example: "She threw shafts of sarcasm"
  • noun:   the hollow shaft of a feather
  • noun:   a long pointed rod used as a weapon
  • noun:   obscene terms for penis
  • noun:   a column of light (as from a beacon)
  • verb:   equip with a shaft
  • verb:   defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit

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