Definition of shaft in English:
- 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.
- After all, the column, with its capital, shaft, and base, is designed after the human figure.
- There, although little had been reported by earlier scholars, we recorded Byzantine sculpture, an inscribed Byzantine tombstone, and several column shafts and capitals.
- The freestanding column shafts are wrapped in black glazed tiles and the bases have a mosaic finish.
- 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.
- 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.
- At that a sudden shaft of fear struck through her abdomen, and she was tempted to retch or scream.
- Almost immediately she tripped and fell over, hitting the ground heavily, the impact forcing the breath from her body and sending a shaft of agony through her belly.
- It shook him to the core with a ghostly shaft of fear impaling his quivering heart.
- Tanj pulled her head back, giving his glistening shaft a few soft, teasing licks.
- She swallowed instinctively, the gag reflex causing her throat muscles to ripple and spasm around his invading shaft.
- He came violently, as Tanj's throat muscles rippled along his shaft, as Tanj swallowed again and again.
- So, shareholders make a bundle, but U.S. workers don't get a dime - indeed, they get the shaft.
- Now Stone gets the soft bed in the hospital and I get the shaft?
- Now, consumers were not the only people to get the shaft in this arrangement.
- 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.
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- Light shafted out of the box like the fall of a sword - a bright, white, ruthless light.
- A small light shafted from a hole in the ceiling, which actually was a road above.
- The bright purple and red colors from the sunset shafted through the hundreds of small square panes in the windows, and dropped onto the cracked asphalt, which was growing gnarled and full of weeds.
- Perhaps I feel sorry for him because I know he's mournfully shafting his own fist down there.
- 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.
Old English scæft, sceaft 'handle, pole', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schaft, German Schaft, and perhaps also to scepter. Early senses of the verb (late Middle English) were 'fit with a handle' and 'send out shafts of light'.
Words that rhyme with shaftabaft, aft, craft, daft, draft, draught, engraft, graft, haft, kraft, raft, understaffed, unstaffed, waft
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