- 1 1.1 (of arrow, spear) asta (feminine)‡ , astil (masculine); (of feather) cañón (masculine); (of hammer, ax) mango (masculine); (of cart) vara (feminine)More example sentences1.2 [poetic/poético] (arrow) saeta (feminine) [literary/literario]; (spear) venablo (masculine) [literary/literario] a shaft of wit una agudeza his shafts of sarcasm sus salidas sarcásticas
More example sentences1.3 (of light) rayo (masculine)
- 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.
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- 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 [Mechanical Engineering/Mecánica] eje (masculine)More 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/inglés norteamericano) [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 [colloquial/familiar]
- 4 (of elevator) hueco (masculine); (of mine) pozo (masculine), tiro (masculine)More 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.
Pulque is a thick, white, Mexican alcoholic drink made from fermented maguey juice; the sacred drink of the Aztecs. It is drunk without being aged, sometimes with added fruit or vegetable juice. Pulquerías are bars where it is drunk.
vt(American English/inglés norteamericano) [vulgar]
- 1.1 (betray) [person] joder [vulgar] I knew I'd shafted myself me di cuenta de que había metido la pata [colloquial/familiar] or [vulgar] de que la había cagado 1.2 (fire) echar, darle* la patada a [slang/argot]More 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.