Meaning of SHAFT in English

SHAFT

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a beam/ray/shaft of light (= a thin line of light )

There was a shaft of light from the doorway.

a shaft/ray/beam of sunlight

A shaft of sunlight illuminated the left side of his face.

drive shaft

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

As soon as we arrived after our long pull from the valley, she would arrange to have the horse taken out of the shafts.

But the shaft of light didn't waver.

Inside, the tall nave is divided by piers with clustered shafts and foliated capitals.

Looking up, he found he was standing under a short vertical shaft , at the top of which was another trapdoor.

New clubs with special shafts have now been bought in an effort to prevent fresh trouble with the right wrist.

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