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

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Closer and closer to the black shaft the ship sped.
So, of a sudden, without any warning, he sprang to his feet, and seized upon his bow and fitted it to a shaft.
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.
If your young arm could speed a shaft for half that distance, I'd shoot with you.
It took but an instant, however, for me to regain the levers, and with the roof barely fifty feet above I turned her nose once more into the horizontal plane and headed her again for the black mouth of the shaft.
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.
He tried to pull it out, but one way the flesh resisted the barbed lead, and the other way it resisted the feathered shaft.
For never did so strong a hand bend a bow, or so true an eye direct a shaft.
Search for the precious map was given up for the time being, and the professor and his friends set the natives to work digging shafts in the ground, as though sinking them down to the level of the buried city.
Again Nikita tugged at the shaft on his side, and Vasili Andreevich did the same on the other.
It had almost burned through when I reached the opening into the shaft.
Two of the troykas were the usual household sleighs, the third was the old count's with a trotter from the Orlov stud as shaft horse, the fourth was Nicholas' own with a short shaggy black shaft horse.
It was impossible to hush her; and it was deadly necessary to hold her, or she would have flung herself down the shaft.
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.