"shaft" in the noun sense
a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
2. 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"
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, tool, putz
obscene terms for penis
7. spear, lance, shaft
a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)
9. shaft, scape
architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column
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
"shaft" in the verb sense
equip with a shaft
2. cheat, chouse, shaft, screw, chicane, jockey
defeat someone through trickery or deceit
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