Dictionary Results for shaft

1. shaft - noun

· a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer

Hypernym(s): line

2. shaft - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): shot, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe

Hypernym(s): remark, comment, input

3. shaft - noun

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

Hypernym(s): rod

4. shaft - noun

· a column of light (as from a beacon)

Synonym(s): beam, beam_of_light, light_beam, ray, ray_of_light, shaft_of_light, irradiation

Hypernym(s): light, visible_light, visible_radiation

5. shaft - noun

· the main (mid) section of a long bone

Synonym(s): diaphysis

Hypernym(s): long_bone, os_longum

6. shaft - noun

· obscene terms for penis

Synonym(s): cock, prick, dick, pecker, tool, putz

Hypernym(s): penis, phallus, member

7. shaft - noun

· a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon

Synonym(s): spear, lance

Hypernym(s): weapon, arm, weapon_system

8. shaft - noun

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

Hypernym(s): passageway

9. shaft - noun

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

Synonym(s): scape

Hypernym(s): upright, vertical

10. shaft - noun

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

Hypernym(s): passage

11. shaft - noun

· a revolving rod that transmits power or motion

Synonym(s): rotating_shaft

Hypernym(s): rod

12. shaft - noun

· the hollow spine of a feather

Synonym(s): quill, calamus

Hypernym(s): rib

13. shaft - verb

· equip with a shaft

Hypernym(s): equip, fit, fit_out, outfit

14. shaft - verb

· defeat someone through trickery or deceit

Synonym(s): cheat, chouse, screw, chicane, jockey

Hypernym(s): beat, beat_out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

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