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    shaft

    shaft - Dictionary definition and meaning for word shaft

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