Meaning of shaft

Definition of shaft

(noun) a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
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)
a column of light (as from a beacon)
the main (mid) section of a long bone
a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)
(architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column
a long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel
a revolving rod that transmits power or motion
the hollow spine of a feather
(verb) equip with a shaft

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