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Synonyms for shaft
ʃæft, ʃɑft

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shaftnoun

    a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer

    Synonyms:
    light beam, beam, dig, spear, ray, slam, gibe, beam of light, lance, prick, tool, peter, shaft of light, barb, ray of light, dick, quill, diaphysis, rotating shaft, calamus, putz, scape, pecker, irradiation, cock, shot, jibe

  2. shot, shaft, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibenoun

    an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

    "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"

    Synonyms:
    calamus, beam, archeological site, stab, peter, shaft of light, diaphysis, guessing, excavation, ray of light, pecker, digging, snap, jab, guesswork, cock, rotating shaft, blastoff, stroke, ray, barb, prick, shooter, scape, slam, scene, spear, dick, dig, crack, tool, lance, snapshot, shooting, light beam, quill, gibe, guess, beam of light, sweep, putz, jibe, irradiation, injection, pellet, dead reckoning, shot

  3. shaftnoun

    a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow)

    Synonyms:
    light beam, beam, dig, spear, ray, slam, gibe, beam of light, lance, prick, tool, peter, shaft of light, barb, ray of light, dick, quill, diaphysis, rotating shaft, calamus, putz, scape, pecker, irradiation, cock, shot, jibe

  4. beam, beam of light, light beam, ray, ray of light, shaft, shaft of light, irradiationnoun

    a column of light (as from a beacon)

    Synonyms:
    beam, peter, pecker, diaphysis, radio beam, ray of light, actinotherapy, radiation, re, cock, rotating shaft, shaft of light, dick, barb, prick, electron beam, balance beam, scape, slam, spear, dig, calamus, tool, lance, radiotherapy, light beam, quill, gibe, beam of light, putz, jibe, radiation therapy, irradiation, ray, shot

  5. diaphysis, shaftnoun

    the main (mid) section of a long bone

    Synonyms:
    light beam, beam, dig, spear, ray, prick, gibe, beam of light, lance, slam, tool, peter, shaft of light, barb, ray of light, dick, quill, diaphysis, rotating shaft, calamus, putz, scape, pecker, irradiation, cock, shot, jibe

  6. cock, prick, dick, shaft, pecker, peter, tool, putznoun

    obscene terms for penis

    Synonyms:
    beam, pricking, peter, pecker, dig, turncock, light beam, puppet, gumshoe, incision, neb, cocksucker, dickhead, cock, rotating shaft, quill, shaft of light, slit, dick, barb, ray of light, prick, shit, beak, bastard, hawkshaw, scape, slam, son of a bitch, instrument, diaphysis, bill, scratch, calamus, tool, lance, peckerwood, stopcock, asshole, spear, rooster, gibe, hammer, beam of light, creature, putz, jibe, irradiation, woodpecker, whoreson, dent, nib, ray, shot

  7. spear, lance, shaftnoun

    a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon

    Synonyms:
    gig, light beam, beam, dig, spear, prick, gibe, beam of light, ray, slam, calamus, cock, tool, peter, shaft of light, barb, fishgig, ray of light, dick, quill, diaphysis, rotating shaft, jibe, putz, lancet, scape, pecker, irradiation, lance, shot, fizgig

  8. shaftnoun

    a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)

    Synonyms:
    light beam, beam, dig, spear, ray, slam, gibe, beam of light, lance, prick, tool, peter, shaft of light, barb, ray of light, dick, quill, diaphysis, rotating shaft, calamus, putz, scape, pecker, irradiation, cock, shot, jibe

  9. shaft, scapenoun

    (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column

    Synonyms:
    light beam, beam, dig, spear, ray, flower stalk, slam, gibe, beam of light, lance, prick, tool, peter, shaft of light, barb, ray of light, dick, quill, diaphysis, rotating shaft, calamus, putz, scape, pecker, irradiation, cock, shot, jibe

  10. shaftnoun

    a long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel

    Synonyms:
    light beam, beam, dig, spear, ray, slam, gibe, beam of light, lance, prick, tool, peter, shaft of light, barb, ray of light, dick, quill, diaphysis, rotating shaft, calamus, putz, scape, pecker, irradiation, cock, shot, jibe

  11. rotating shaft, shaftnoun

    a revolving rod that transmits power or motion

    Synonyms:
    light beam, beam, dig, spear, ray, prick, gibe, beam of light, lance, slam, tool, peter, shaft of light, barb, ray of light, dick, quill, diaphysis, rotating shaft, calamus, putz, scape, pecker, irradiation, cock, shot, jibe

  12. quill, calamus, shaftverb

    the hollow spine of a feather

    Synonyms:
    beam, peter, pecker, diaphysis, myrtle flag, ray of light, flight feather, cock, rotating shaft, pinion, shaft of light, dick, barb, prick, sweet flag, genus Calamus, scape, slam, flagroot, quill feather, spear, dig, calamus, tool, lance, light beam, quill, gibe, quill pen, beam of light, putz, jibe, irradiation, sweet calamus, ray, shot

  13. shaftverb

    equip with a shaft

    Synonyms:
    jockey, screw, cheat, chicane, chouse

  14. cheat, chouse, shaft, screw, chicane, jockeyverb

    defeat someone through trickery or deceit

    Synonyms:
    have a go at it, betray, have intercourse, chisel, have sex, bed, chicane, screw, make love, know, get laid, have it away, bonk, be intimate, love, cavil, cheat, drive in, wander, chouse, rip off, do it, eff, lie with, jockey, make out, sleep together, jazz, sleep with, hump, have it off, cuckold, get it on, bang, cheat on, carp, roll in the hay

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shaftnoun

    Synonyms:
    arrow

  2. shaftnoun

    Synonyms:
    handle

  3. shaftnoun

    Synonyms:
    thill, pole

  4. shaftnoun

    Synonyms:
    trunk (of a column)

  5. shaftnoun

    Synonyms:
    axis, spindle, arbor

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shaftnoun

    Synonyms:
    arrow, spear, missile, column, obelisk, handle, helve, spire, pinnacle, pole, tongue, thill, axis

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How to use shaft in a sentence?

  1. Sir Walter Scott:

    O many a shaft, at random sent, Finds mark the archer little meant And many a word, at random spoken, May soothe or wound a heart that's broken

  2. Aesop:

    The shaft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle's own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.

  3. Andrew Kauff:

    As it is raining today, the mine shaft hole has become much bigger, as it gets closer to the house I hope the area that has solid earth will remain intact.

  4. Chief Executive Gregory Hayes:

    You don't want to start that jet engine up with a shaft that's bent, even if we're talking about 5/10,000ths of an inch, you do three minutes of windmilling operation to cool the entire hot section of the aircraft down to the same temperature.

  5. Costica Maroleanu:

    The member was black, and the only remaining skin was at the base of the shaft and highly infectious.

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