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Shaft

Definition

[n] the hollow shaft of a feather
[n] a revolving rod that transmits power or motion
[n] a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow)
[n] a vertical passage into a mine
[n] upright consisting of the vertical part of a column
[n] a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)
[n] a long pointed rod used as a weapon
[n] obscene terms for penis
[n] the main (mid) section of a long bone
[n] 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"
[n] a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
[n] a column of light (as from a beacon)
[v] defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit

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