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Shaft 1

Definition: The slender, smooth stem of an arrow; hence, an arrow.

Shaft 2

Definition: The long handle of a spear or similar weapon; hence, the weapon itself; (Fig.) anything regarded as a shaft to be thrown or darted; as, shafts of light.

Shaft 3

Definition: That which resembles in some degree the stem or handle of an arrow or a spear; a long, slender part, especially when cylindrical.

Shaft 4

Definition: The trunk, stem, or stalk of a plant.

Shaft 5

Definition: The stem or midrib of a feather.

Shaft 6

Definition: The pole, or tongue, of a vehicle; also, a thill.

Shaft 7

Definition: The part of a candlestick which supports its branches.

Shaft 8

Definition: The handle or helve of certain tools, instruments, etc., as a hammer, a whip, etc.

Shaft 9

Definition: A pole, especially a Maypole.

Shaft 10

Definition: The body of a column; the cylindrical pillar between the capital and base (see Illust. of Column). Also, the part of a chimney above the roof. Also, the spire of a steeple.

Shaft 11

Definition: A column, an obelisk, or other spire-shaped or columnar monument.

Shaft 12

Definition: A rod at the end of a heddle.

Shaft 13

Definition: A solid or hollow cylinder or bar, having one or more journals on which it rests and revolves, and intended to carry one or more wheels or other revolving parts and to transmit power or motion; as, the shaft of a steam engine.

Shaft 14

Definition: A humming bird (Thaumastura cora) having two of the tail feathers next to the middle ones very long in the male; called also cora humming bird.

Shaft 15

Definition: A well-like excavation in the earth, perpendicular or nearly so, made for reaching and raising ore, for raising water, etc.

Shaft 16

Definition: A long passage for the admission or outlet of air; an air shaft.

Shaft 17

Definition: The chamber of a blast furnace.

shaft 18

Definition: the hollow shaft of a feather

shaft 19

Definition: a revolving rod that transmits power or motion

shaft 20

Definition: a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow)

shaft 21

Definition: a vertical passage into a mine

shaft 22

Definition: (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column

shaft 23

Definition: a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)

shaft 24

Definition: a long pointed rod used as a weapon

shaft 25

Definition: obscene terms for penis

shaft 26

Definition: the main (mid) section of a long bone

shaft 27

Definition: 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"

shaft 28

Definition: a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer

shaft 29

Definition: a column of light (as from a beacon)

shaft 30

Definition: defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit

shaft 31

Definition: equip with a shaft


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