Noun Definition

shaft

1.Definition: (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column

Related Noun(s):scape

Category: Objects

2.Definition: a column of light (as from a beacon)

Related Noun(s):irradiation, beam, ray

Category: General

3.Definition: a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer

Category: General

4.Definition: a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon

Related Noun(s):lance, spear

Category: Objects

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

Category: Objects

6.Definition: a long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel

Category: Objects

7.Definition: a revolving rod that transmits power or motion

Category: Objects

8.Definition: a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)

Category: Objects

9.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):barb, slam, gibe, jibe, shot, dig

Category: General

10.Definition: obscene terms for penis

Related Noun(s):putz, tool

Category: General

11.Definition: the hollow spine of a feather

Related Noun(s):calamus, quill

Category: Animals

12.Definition: the main (mid) section of a long bone

Related Noun(s):diaphysis

Category: General