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1. shaft

noun. ['ˈʃæft'] an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect.

Synonyms

  • barb
  • dig
  • comment
  • jibe
  • cheap shot
  • remark
  • input
  • gibe
  • shot

Antonyms

  • defeat
  • open
  • differ
  • disagree

Etymology

  • sceaft (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Rotating Shaft

  • redraft
  • staffed
  • kraft
  • krafft
  • graft
  • draught
  • draft
  • craft
  • taft
  • raft
  • laughed
  • daft
  • calfed

2. shaft

noun. ['ˈʃæft'] a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer.

Synonyms

  • line
  • pointer

Antonyms

  • ride
  • nonmember
  • walk

Etymology

  • sceaft (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. shaft

noun. ['ˈʃæft'] a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow).

Synonyms

  • rod
  • thill

Antonyms

  • chaste
  • fatty
  • well

Etymology

  • sceaft (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. shaft

noun. ['ˈʃæft'] the hollow spine of a feather.

Synonyms

  • quill
  • feather
  • plume
  • plumage
  • calamus

Antonyms

  • bright
  • dull
  • dullness
  • light

Etymology

  • sceaft (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. shaft

noun. ['ˈʃæft'] a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon.

Synonyms

  • barb
  • trident
  • spearhead
  • spearpoint
  • weapon
  • spear
  • lance
  • assagai
  • spear-point
  • javelin
  • assegai
  • arm

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • close
  • disarm
  • lose

Etymology

  • sceaft (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. shaft

noun. ['ˈʃæft'] (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column.

Synonyms

  • vertical
  • column
  • pillar
  • scape

Antonyms

  • significant
  • intemperate
  • compact
  • indigestible

Etymology

  • sceaft (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. shaft

noun. ['ˈʃæft'] a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator).

Synonyms

  • edifice
  • passageway
  • ventilation shaft
  • elevator shaft
  • building

Antonyms

  • heavy-duty
  • thick
  • absorb
  • follower

Etymology

  • sceaft (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. shaft

noun. ['ˈʃæft'] a column of light (as from a beacon).

Synonyms

  • visible radiation
  • low beam
  • light beam
  • sunbeam
  • high beam
  • ray of light
  • light
  • shaft of light
  • laser beam
  • heat ray
  • visible light
  • beam
  • moon-ray
  • beam of light
  • sunray
  • irradiation
  • moon ray
  • ray

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • underdress
  • dress down
  • dirty

Etymology

  • sceaft (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. shaft

noun. ['ˈʃæft'] a revolving rod that transmits power or motion.

Synonyms

  • mandril
  • arbor
  • transmission shaft
  • crankshaft
  • driveshaft
  • mandrel
  • spindle
  • rotating mechanism
  • rod
  • camshaft

Antonyms

  • darken
  • ascend
  • rise
  • heavy

Etymology

  • sceaft (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. shaft

noun. ['ˈʃæft'] a long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel.

Synonyms

  • downcast
  • tunnel
  • air shaft
  • mine
  • passage

Antonyms

  • sufficient
  • stressed
  • heavy-footed
  • deep

Etymology

  • sceaft (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Sentences with rotating-shaft


1. Noun Phrase
The crankshaft, the main rotating shaft in the engine, converts the linear oscillations of the pistons into rotary motion.

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