Meaning of SHAFT in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ ʃɑ:ft, ʃæft ]
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
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
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.
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
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006