Shafted



noun
1.
a long pole forming the body of various weapons, as lances, halberds, or arrows.
2.
something directed or barbed as in sharp attack:
shafts of sarcasm.
3.
a ray or beam:
a shaft of sunlight.
4.
a long, comparatively straight handle serving as an important or balancing part of an implement or device, as of a hammer, ax, golf club, or other implement.
5.
Machinery. a rotating or oscillating round, straight bar for transmitting motion and torque, usually supported on bearings and carrying gears, wheels, or the like, as a propeller shaft on a ship, or a drive shaft of an engine.
6.
a flagpole.
7.
Architecture.

that part of a column or pier between the base and capital.
any distinct, slender, vertical masonry feature engaged in a wall or pier and usually supporting or feigning to support an arch or vault.

8.
a monument in the form of a column, obelisk, or the like.
9.
either of the parallel bars of wood between which the animal drawing a vehicle is hitched.
10.
any well-like passage or vertical enclosed space, as in a building:
an elevator shaft.
11.
Mining. a vertical or sloping passageway leading to the surface.
12.
Botany. the trunk of a tree.
13.
Zoology. the main stem or midrib of a feather.
14.
Also called leaf. Textiles. the harness or warp with reference to the pattern of interlacing threads in weave constructions (usually used in combination):
an eight-shaft satin.
15.
the part of a candelabrum that supports the branches.
verb (used with object)
16.
to push or propel with a pole:
to shaft a boat through a tunnel.
17.
Informal. to treat in a harsh, unfair, or treacherous manner.
noun
1.
the long narrow pole that forms the body of a spear, arrow, etc
2.
something directed at a person in the manner of a missile: shafts of sarcasm
3.
a ray, beam, or streak, esp of light
4.
a rod or pole forming the handle of a hammer, axe, golf club, etc
5.
a revolving rod that transmits motion or power: usually used of axial rotation Compare rod (sense 9)
6.
one of the two wooden poles by which an animal is harnessed to a vehicle
7.
(anatomy)

the middle part (diaphysis) of a long bone
the main portion of any elongated structure or part

8.
the middle part of a column or pier, between the base and the capital
9.
a column, obelisk, etc, esp one that forms a monument
10.
(architect) a column that supports a vaulting rib, sometimes one of a set
11.
a vertical passageway through a building, as for a lift
12.
a vertical passageway into a mine
13.
(ornithol) the central rib of a feather
14.
an archaic or literary word for arrow
15.
(US & Canadian, slang) get the shaft, to be tricked or cheated
verb
16.
(slang) to have sexual intercourse with (a woman)
17.
(slang) to trick or cheat

shaft (shāft)
n.

An elongated rodlike structure, such as the midsection of a long bone.

The section of a hair projecting from the surface of the body.

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