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KK Pronunciation

〔 ʃæft 〕


〔 ʃɑːft 〕

Overview of noun shaft

The noun shaft has 12 senses

  • shaft -- (a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer)

  • shot, shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe -- (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 -- (a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow))

  • beam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiation -- (a column of light (as from a beacon))

  • diaphysis, shaft -- (the main (mid) section of a long bone)

  • cock, prick, dick, shaft, pecker, peter, tool, putz -- (obscene terms for penis)

  • spear, lance, shaft -- (a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon)

  • shaft -- (a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator))

  • shaft, scape -- ((architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column)

  • shaft -- (a long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel)

  • rotating shaft, shaft -- (a revolving rod that transmits power or motion)

  • quill, calamus, shaft -- (the hollow spine of a feather)

Overview of verb shaft

The verb shaft has 2 senses