There are 2 translations of shaft in Spanish:

shaft1

Pronunciation: /ʃæft; ʃɑːft/

n

  • 1 1.1 (of arrow, spear) asta (f), astil (m); (of feather) cañón (m); (of hammer, ax) mango (m); (of cart) vara (f)
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    • 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.
    1.2 [poético/poetic] (arrow) saeta (f) [literario/literary]; (spear) venablo (m) [literario/literary] a shaft of wit una agudeza his shafts of sarcasm sus salidas sarcásticas
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    • Her heart soared with the swift flash of the shaft as it flew from the bow.
    1.3 (of light) rayo (m)
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    • 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 Eng] eje (m)
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    • 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 (AmE) [vulgar] to give sb the shaft joder a algn [vulgar] he got the shaft lo jodieron [vulgar] (he was fired) lo echaron, le dieron la patada [familiar/colloquial]
  • 4 (of elevator) hueco (m); (of mine) pozo (m), tiro (m)
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    • 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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Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.

There are 2 translations of shaft in Spanish:

shaft2

vt

(AmE) [vulgar]
  • 1.1 (betray) [person] joder [vulgar] I knew I'd shafted myself me di cuenta de que había metido la pata [familiar/colloquial] or [vulgar] de que la había cagado 1.2 (fire) echar, darle* la patada a [argot/slang]
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    • 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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Word of the day aglomeración
f
se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella = a crowd gathered around the star …
Cultural fact of the day

La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.