Translation of shaft in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (of arrow, spear)(of feather)(of hammer, ax)(of cart)Example sentences1.2 [literary] (arrow)
(spear)a shaft of witvenablo (masculine) [literary]his shafts of sarcasmuna agudezasus salidas sarcásticasExample sentences1.3 (of light)
- The shaft of long handled tools should be a light wood, such as ash, and should be unpainted and free of knots.
- Maintaining a good posture, rotate the upper body to the right so that the shaft of the club is in front of you.
- Move down the shaft of each section of hair and continue tying knots from the root of your hair to about 2 inches from the ends.
- Her heart soared with the swift flash of the shaft as it flew from the bow.
- In an annual commemorative ritual tied to sun and sky, a shaft of light will illuminate the void between the time of the first and second attacks.
- Illuminated by a shaft of light from the ceiling, the altar glowed with brimming power, standing immaculate in the centre of the hall.
- She departed the command center and stepped into a shaft of white light in the atrium outside.
- 2 (Mech)Example sentences
- The water wheel axle shaft still turned and made a squeaky noise but Don could hear the footsteps of someone on the floor above him.
- The gearbox gets over both problems by being two half-gearboxes in one case, with two clutches and two transmission shafts, one inside the other.
- As far as that goes I am willing to believe what I am told: that escalators are big, complicated machines packed into tight shafts and there aren't many hours when you can work on them.
- 3 (American English) [vulgar]to give somebody the shafthe got the shaftjoder a alguien [vulgar]lo jodieron [vulgar](he was fired)lo echaronle dieron la patada [colloquial]
- 4(of elevator)Example sentences
- By this time the mine had three shafts, many large stopes and hundreds of metres of drives.
- Newspapers lift up the vertical shaft of the alley like small printed angels.
- Athena kneeled down and lifted up what appeared to be only a ventilation shaft, but was in fact an access panel.
transitive verb(American English) [vulgar]
- 1.1 (betray)(person)I knew I'd shafted myself1.2 (fire)me di cuenta de que había metido la pata [colloquial] or [vulgar] de que la había cagadodarle la patada a [slang]Example sentences
- The perception that she was shafted is ludicrous.
- Cassie narrowed her eyes knowing full well she was shafted by the owner.
- And both men and women [musicians] are being shafted as a result.
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