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Meaning of shaft

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
      2: 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" [syn: {shot}, {shaft}, {slam},
         {dig}, {barb}, {jibe}, {gibe}]
      3: a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or
         the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow)
      4: a column of light (as from a beacon) [syn: {beam}, {beam of
         light}, {light beam}, {ray}, {ray of light}, {shaft}, {shaft
         of light}, {irradiation}]
      5: the main (mid) section of a long bone [syn: {diaphysis},
      6: obscene terms for penis [syn: {cock}, {prick}, {dick},
         {shaft}, {pecker}, {peter}, {tool}, {putz}]
      7: a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon [syn: {spear},
         {lance}, {shaft}]
      8: a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)
      9: (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a
         column [syn: {shaft}, {scape}]
      10: a long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine
          or tunnel
      11: a revolving rod that transmits power or motion [syn:
          {rotating shaft}, {shaft}]
      12: the hollow spine of a feather [syn: {quill}, {calamus},
      v 1: equip with a shaft
      2: defeat someone through trickery or deceit [syn: {cheat},
         {chouse}, {shaft}, {screw}, {chicane}, {jockey}]

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