shaft


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Synonyms for shaft

Synonyms for shaft

a series of particles or waves traveling close together in parallel paths

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a relatively long, straight, rigid piece of metal or other solid material

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a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer

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an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow)

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the main (mid) section of a long bone

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a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon

a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)

(architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column

a long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel

the hollow spine of a feather

equip with a shaft

defeat someone through trickery or deceit

References in classic literature ?
And the following day shafts were started in the shadow of the mountain.
And without more ado he tried the string of his long bow, placed a shaft thereon, and drew it to his ear.
Instantly a hundred tiny fliers rose from her deck, like a swarm of huge dragon flies; but scarcely were they clear of the battleship than the nose of each turned toward the shaft, and they, too, rushed on at frightful speed toward the same now seemingly inevitable end that menaced the larger vessel.
The shaft flew straight; the archer fell forward with a cry, and lay on his face upon the ground, his arrows rattling about him from out of his quiver, the gray goose shaft wet with his; heart's blood.
The side horses, pressing against the shafts of the middle horse, sank in the snow, which was dry and glittered like sugar, and threw it up.
My shaft was drawn back its full length--my eye had centered its sharp point upon the left breast of my adversary; and then he launched his hatchet and I released my arrow.
As the moon crossed the opening of the shaft its light flooded the whole interior, and then Tarzan saw directly across from him another opening in the opposite wall.
Again Nikita tugged at the shaft on his side, and Vasili Andreevich did the same on the other.
I saw him as he went down, turning over and over, all arms and legs it seemed, the shaft of the arrow projecting from his chest and appearing and disappearing with each revolution of his body.
In the center of the room was a cylindrical shaft with an opening in its face.
Looking down upon the Arrow with which it had been pierced, it found that the shaft of the Arrow had been feathered with one of its own plumes.
The shaft was cut in England: A long shaft, a strong shaft, Barbed and trim and true; So we'll drink all together To the gray goose feather And the land where the gray goose flew.
The shaft-horses were tilted against the shafts by the ruts, but the dexterous driver sitting on the box held the shaft over the ruts, so that the wheels ran on the smooth part of the road.
This was the thought that met him every time he tried to persuade himself that what Claire had said was ridiculous, the mere parting shaft of an angry woman.
It was impossible to hush her; and it was deadly necessary to hold her, or she would have flung herself down the shaft.