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; "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets" [syn: 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) [syn: beam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft of light, irradiation]
5 the main (mid) section of a long bone [syn: diaphysis]
8 a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)
9 (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column [syn: scape]
10 a vertical passage into a mine
11 a revolving rod that transmits power or motion [syn: rotating shaft]
1 equip with a shaft
2 defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit [syn: cheat, chouse, screw, chicane, jockey]
- Rhymes: -ɑːft
- The long narrow body of a spear or arrow
- Her hand slipped off of the javelin's shaft towards the spearpoint and thats why her score was lowered, Sam.
- A beam or ray of light
- Isn't that shaft of light from that opening in the cave beautiful?
- 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 drive shaft
of an engine.
- Dude, the baseball bat's shaft got broken by the amazing pitch!
- The main axis of a
- I had no idea that they removed the feathers' shafts to make the pillows softer!
- The long narrow body of a lacrosse
- Sarah if you wear gloves your hands might not slip on your shaft and you can up your game, girl!
- A long narrow
passage sunk into the earth, for mining etc; a mineshaft.
- Your grandfather used to work with a crane hauling ore out of the gold mines shafts.
- A vertical passage
housing a lift or elevator; a liftshaft.
- Darn it, my keys fell through the gap and into the elevator shaft.
- A ventilation or
- My bird flew into the air duct and got stuck in the shaft.
- A malicious act,
as in “to give someone the shaft”
- That bitch at work gave me the shaft, she ratted me out to the boss for being late!
- The shaft of the penis
- I grabbed his big cock by the shaft and squeezed it hard to his grudging approval.
long narrow body of spear or arrow
- Finnish: varsi
beam or ray of light
- Finnish: valokeila
main axis of a feather
- Finnish: ruoto
lacrosse: long narrow body of the stick
- Finnish: varsi
long narrow passage sunk into the earth
- Finnish: kuilu, kaivoskuilu
vertical passage housing a lift
- Finnish: kuilu, hissikuilu
ventilation or heating conduit
- Finnish: kanava
the shaft of the penis
- Finnish: varsi, kanki
- Spanish: tronco
to equip with a shaft
- Finnish: varttaa
slang: to have sexual intercourse
- Finnish: kepittää
slang: to engage in a malicious act
- Finnish: mopottaa
Shaft can refer to:
- 1971 novel by Ernest
Tidyman about an African-American private detective
- Shaft (1971 film), a film based on the novel
- Shaft's Big Score, the second film in the trilogy
- Shaft in Africa, the third film in the trilogy
- Shaft (2000 film), a sequel of the 1971 film, released in 2000
- Shaft (television), a series of TV movies
- John Shaft, the title character of the above films
- Shaft (Castlevania), the dark priest from the Castlevania video game series
- Shaft (comics), a Marvel Comics ninja character
- Shaft (youngblood), a comic book character
- DriveShaft, a fictional rock band in the TV series Lost
- a weapon in the Quake video game series
- Shaft (rave), a UK dance music act which had a 1991 hit with 'Roobarb and Custard' sampling vintage children's television programme 'Roobarb'
- Shaft (band), a dance music act which had a 1999 hit with a cover/remix of (Mucho Mambo) Sway
- Shaft (New Zealand band), a New Zealand indie band
- Shaft (club), a blues and jazz club in Istanbul, Turkey
- Shaft (company), a Japanese animation company
shaft in Czech: Šachta
shaft in German: Shaft
shaft in French: Shaft
shaft in Italian: Shaft
shaft in Dutch: Shaft
shaft in Japanese: シャフト
shaft in Portuguese: Fuste
shaft in Simple English: Shaft
shaft in Finnish: Shaft
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