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noun (n)

  • a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect (noun.communication)
    Synonym: barb, dig, gibe, jibe, shot, slam
    She threw shafts of sarcasm.
    source: wordnet30
  • a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow) (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a column of light (as from a beacon) (noun.phenomenon)
    source: wordnet30
  • the main (mid) section of a long bone (noun.body)
    Synonym: diaphysis
    source: wordnet30
  • obscene terms for penis (noun.body)
    Synonym: cock, dick, pecker, peter, prick, putz, tool
    source: wordnet30
  • a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: lance, spear
    source: wordnet30
  • a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator) (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: scape
    source: wordnet30
  • a long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • a revolving rod that transmits power or motion (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: rotating shaft
    source: wordnet30
  • the hollow spine of a feather (noun.animal)
    Synonym: calamus, quill
    source: wordnet30
  • The slender, smooth stem of an arrow; hence, an arrow. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • equip with a shaft (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • defeat someone through trickery or deceit (verb.competition)
    source: wordnet30

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