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 shaft shaft

noun

  • ( ) an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect  ( barb, dig, gibe, jibe, shaft, shot, slam )
    an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
     his parting shot was drop dead'
    his parting shot was drop dead'
     she threw shafts of sarcasm
    she threw shafts of sarcasm
     she takes a dig at me every chance she gets
    she takes a dig at me every chance she gets
  • ( ) a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer  ( shaft )
    a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
  • ( ) a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow)  ( shaft )
    a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow)
  • the hollow spine of a feather  ( calamus, quill, shaft )
    the hollow spine of a feather
  • a revolving rod that transmits power or motion  ( rotating shaft, shaft )
    a revolving rod that transmits power or motion
  • a long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel  ( shaft )
    a long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel
  • (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column  ( scape, shaft )
    (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column
  • a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)  ( shaft )
    a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)
  • a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon  ( lance, shaft, spear )
    a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
  • obscene terms for penis  ( cock, dick, pecker, prick, putz, shaft, tool )
    obscene terms for penis
  • the main (mid) section of a long bone  ( diaphysis, shaft )
    the main (mid) section of a long bone
  • a column of light (as from a beacon)  ( beam, beam of light, irradiation, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light )
    a column of light (as from a beacon)
  • verb

  • defeat someone through trickery or deceit  ( cheat, chicane, chouse, jockey, screw, shaft )
    defeat someone through trickery or deceit
  • equip with a shaft  ( shaft )
    equip with a shaft


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