Meaning of SHAFT in English

SHAFT

transcription, транскрипция: [ ʃɑ:ft, ʃæft ]

( shafts)

1.

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.

N-COUNT : oft n N

2.

In a machine, a shaft is a rod that turns round continually in order to transfer movement in the machine.

...a drive shaft.

...the propeller shaft.

N-COUNT : usu n N

3.

A shaft is a long thin piece of wood or metal that forms part of a spear, axe, golf club, or other object.

...golf clubs with steel shafts.

N-COUNT

4.

A shaft of light is a beam of light, for example sunlight shining through an opening.

A brilliant shaft of sunlight burst through the doorway.

N-COUNT : usu N of n

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