Complete Definition of "shaft"

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Etymology
OE. sceaft, from Germanic *skaftaz. Cognate with Dutch schaft, German Schaft, Swedish skaft.

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɑːft|-ɑːft

Noun
en-noun

  1. the long narrow body of a spear or arrow
  2. a beam or ray of light
  3. 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
  4. the main axis of a feather
  5. lacrosse the long narrow body of a lacrosse stick
  6. a long narrow passage sunk into the earth, for mining etc
  7. a vertical passage housing a lift or elevator
  8. a ventilation or heating conduit
  9. a malicious act, as in “to give someone the shaft”

Translations
trans-top|drive shaft of an engine
Czech: hřídel f
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Slovak: os f, hriadeľ f
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Finnish: varsi (1), aisa (3), akseli (3), kaivoskuilu (5), hissikuilu (6)
German: Druckwalze f
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Slovak: lúč m (2); oje n, ojnica f (3a); kostrnka f (4); šachta f (5,6)
ttbc|Spanish: asta f, barra f, caña f, cañón m (4), eje m, hueco m (6), mango m, pozo m (5), rayo m (2), vara f
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Transitive verb
rfc-trverb|Transitive verb
en-verb

  1. to equip something with a shaft
  2. slang To have sexual intercourse with someone
  3. slang To engage in a malicious act, as in "He got shafted."

Category:English transitive verbs

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