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Overview of noun shaft

The noun shaft has 12 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (3) shaft

(a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer)

2. (3) shot, shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe

(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")

3. (1) shaft

(a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow))

4. beam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiation

(a column of light (as from a beacon))

5. diaphysis, shaft

(the main (mid) section of a long bone)

6. cock, prick, dick, shaft, pecker, peter, tool, putz

(obscene terms for penis)

7. spear, lance, shaft

(a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon)

8. shaft

(a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator))

9. shaft, scape

((architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column)

10. shaft

(a long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel)

11. rotating shaft, shaft

(a revolving rod that transmits power or motion)

12. quill, calamus, shaft

(the hollow spine of a feather)


Overview of verb shaft

The verb shaft has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. shaft

(equip with a shaft)

2. cheat, chouse, shaft, screw, chicane, jockey

(defeat someone through trickery or deceit)

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