from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A system of shafts, as in a mechanical device, for transmitting motion or power.
- n. Material from which shafts are made.
- n. Slang An instance of harsh or unfair treatment: got a shafting when they bought that house.
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- v. Present participle of shaft.
- n. shafts collectively; a system of connected shafts for communicating motion
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Shafts, collectivelly; a system of connected shafts for communicating motion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In mach; the system of shafts which connects machinery with the prime mover, and through which motion is communicated to the former by the latter. See shaft, 4 .
- n. A darkening of the shaft, or quill of a feather, as in some breeds of poultry.
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