Shady Shafts

Shaft

Meanings and phrases

shaft

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
  2. an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; shot; slam; dig; barb; jibe; gibe
  3. a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow)
  4. a column of light (as from a beacon); beam; beam of light; light beam; ray; ray of light; shaft of light; irradiation
  5. obscene terms for penis; cock; prick; dick; pecker; peter; tool; putz
  6. the main (mid) section of a long bone; diaphysis
  7. the hollow spine of a feather; quill; calamus
  8. a revolving rod that transmits power or motion; rotating shaft
  9. a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)
  10. (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column; scape
  11. a long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel
  12. a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon; spear; lance

shaft

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. defeat someone through trickery or deceit; cheat; chouse; screw; chicane; jockey
  2. equip with a shaft

air shaft

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a shaft for ventilation; air well

butt shaft

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a blunt arrow without a barb; an arrow used for target practice

elevator shaft

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a vertical shaft in a building to permit the passage of an elevator from floor to floor
E.g.
  • A nearby elevator shaft is also decorated with the company logo.
  • They attempt to climb a ladder in the elevator shaft to escape as the bomb explodes.
  • There is also an elevator shaft designed to look like a silo, that also contributes to the western theme.

rotating shaft

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a revolving rod that transmits power or motion; shaft

rotor shaft

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the axis around which the major rotor of a helicopter turns; rotor head

shaft louse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a louse parasitic on poultry; chicken louse; Menopon palladum; Menopon gallinae

shaft of light

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a column of light (as from a beacon); beam; beam of light; light beam; ray; ray of light; shaft; irradiation

transmission shaft

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. rotating shaft that transmits rotary motion from the engine to the differential

ventilation shaft

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a shaft in a building; serves as an air passage for ventilation

propeller shaft

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This drove a single propeller shaft.
  • Forged steel is used for some ship parts, such as the propeller shaft support.
  • If the hardness is not correct the dealer will then replace the rear propeller shaft.

drive shaft

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The drive shaft and final drive assembly are built into the left side of the double sided swing arm.
  • On many shaft-drive motorcycles the drive shaft is contained in one of the long sides of the swingarm.
  • The drive shaft was upgraded by HUSS in 2003, but by then many units had been scrapped or sold for parts.

upright shaft

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The upright shaft was a 'graft' shaft of both wood and iron.
  • No other machinery remains, since the "wallower", "upright shaft" and "great spur wheel" were removed after the mill ceased to operate by wind The mill has four floors, a thatched cap and is constructed of local limestone known in the area as Blue Lias.

output shaft

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They were all rotative beam engines, with a flywheel and rotating output shaft.
  • Due to the output shaft being offset to the right the half-shafts were of unequal lengths.
  • Torque is the force being exerted on a theoretical lever connected to the output shaft of an engine.

vertical shaft

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The camshaft was driven by a vertical shaft at the rear of the engine.
  • It consisted of four hemispherical cups mounted on horizontal arms, which were mounted on a vertical shaft.
  • In 1908 the reef was being worked by the main underlie shaft, deep (Sunset No.1); and a vertical shaft, deep (Sunset No.2).

shaft drive

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The two larger cars had four speed gearboxes and they all had shaft drive.
  • A very small number of bicycles use a shaft drive to transmit power, or special belts.
  • The CB900c had a front and rear air assisted suspension, shaft drive, and a dual-range sub-transmission.

main shaft

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A crane is used to erect the main shaft.
  • The rollers have either a rubber or steel pattern and a steel main shaft.
  • The arrows were made of pine and consisted of a main shaft and a fore shaft with a flint point.
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