shaft

  • 1 Shaft — can refer to: Edwin Shaft WhiteLong narrow passages: * Edwin White * Elevator shaft * Ventilation shaft * Pitch (vertical space), a significant underground vertical space in caving terminology * Shaft mining * Shafting, illicit travelling through …

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  • 2 Shaft — Shaft, n. [OE. shaft, schaft, AS. sceaft; akin to D. schacht, OHG. scaft, G. schaft, Dan. & Sw. skaft handle, haft, Icel. skapt, and probably to L. scapus, Gr. ????, ????, a staff. Probably originally, a shaven or smoothed rod. Cf. {Scape},… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Shaft — puede referirse a: En ficción: La novela de 1971 escrita por Ernest Tidyman y que trata sobre un detective privado negro: Shaft (1971), una película basada en la novela. Shaft (álbum), la banda sonora de la película grabada por Isaac Hayes. Theme …

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  • 4 Shaft — [ʃæft] bezeichnet: Shaft (Buch), einen Roman von Ernest Tidyman Shaft (Film), Literaturverfilmung aus dem Jahre 1971 Shaft – Liebesgrüße aus Pistolen (1972 – Fortsetzung des Films von 1971) Shaft in Africa (1973 – Fortsetzung des Films von 1971)… …

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  • 5 shaft — [shaft, shäft] n. [ME schaft < OE sceaft, akin to Ger schaft < IE base * (s)kap , to cut with a sharp tool > SHAVE, Gr skapos, rod, L scapus, shaft, stalk] 1. a) the long stem or body of an arrow or spear b) an arrow or spear 2. a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 shaft|ed — «SHAF tihd, SHAHF », adjective. having a shaft or shafts …

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  • 7 shaft — ► NOUN 1) a long, narrow part forming the handle of a tool or club, the body of a spear or arrow, or similar. 2) a ray of light or bolt of lightning. 3) a long, narrow, typically vertical hole giving access to a mine, accommodating a lift, etc.… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 shaft — A long smooth surfaced bar of metal with a circular (round) cross section. See armature shaft arm shaft auxilliar drive shaft axle shaft balance shaft bevel drive shaft cardan shaft clutch shaft composite propeller shaft …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 9 Shaft — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Shaft », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Shaft est à l origine une création littéraire… …

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  • 10 shaft — 01. A cable snapped, and the elevator plunged down the [shaft], killing three people who were trapped inside. 02. The hikers found an old mine [shaft] and decided to explore it. 03. The boat had a bunch of weeds caught around the propeller… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 11 shaft — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep ▪ vertical ▪ narrow ▪ elevator (AmE), lift (BrE) ▪ She almost fell down an elevator shaft …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 shaft — {{11}}shaft (n.1) O.E. sceaft long, slender rod of a staff or spear, from P.Gmc. *skaftaz (Cf. O.N. skapt, O.S. skaft, O.H.G. scaft, Ger. schaft, Du. schacht, not found in Gothic), which some connect with a Germanic passive pp. of PIE root *… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 13 shaft — coun·ter·shaft; lands·man·shaft; shaft; shaft·ing; shaft·less; shaft·man; tur·bo·shaft; shaft·ment; af·ter·shaft·ed; coun·ter·shaft·ing; …

    English syllables

  • 14 shaft — shaftless, adj. shaftlike, adj. /shaft, shahft/, n. 1. a long pole forming the body of various weapons, as lances, halberds, or arrows. 2. something directed or barbed as in sharp attack: shafts of sarcasm. 3. a ray or beam: a shaft of sunlight.… …

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  • 15 shaft — [[t]ʃɑ͟ːft, ʃæ̱ft[/t]] shafts 1) N COUNT: oft n N A shaft is a long vertical passage, for example for a lift. He was found dead at the bottom of a lift shaft. ...old mine shafts. 2) N COUNT: usu n N In a machine, a shaft is a rod that turns round …

    English dictionary

  • 16 shaft — shaft1 S3 [ʃa:ft US ʃæft] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(passage)¦ 2¦(handle)¦ 3¦(of light)¦ 4¦(engine part)¦ 5¦(for a horse)¦ 6¦(arrow)¦ 7 get the shaft ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: sceaft] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 shaft — shaft1 [ ʃæft ] noun count ** ▸ 1 main part of something long ▸ 2 long narrow passage ▸ 3 thin line of light ▸ 4 clever remark ▸ 5 arrow ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) the main part of something long and thin, not including the end: the shaft of an arrow the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 shaft — n. 1) to bore, sink a shaft 2) a cardan (BE), drive (AE) shaft 3) an air; elevator (AE), lift (BE) shaft * * * [ʃɑːft] drive (AE) shaft lift (BE) shaft sink a shaft elevator (AE) an air to bore …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 shaft — I UK [ʃɑːft] / US [ʃæft] noun [countable] Word forms shaft : singular shaft plural shafts ** 1) the main part of something long and thin, not including the end the shaft of an arrow a) the handle of a tool b) a metal bar in an engine that causes… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 shaft — I. noun (plural shafts) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sceaft; akin to Old High German scaft shaft, Latin scapus shaft, stalk, Greek skēptesthai to prop oneself, lean Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) the long handle of a spear or… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary


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