Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a shaft.

Etymologies

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shaft +‎ -like

Examples

  • But when a pyramid surmounts a shaftlike column like a tower, it becomes something more again: it becomes an obelisk.

    Seven Deadly Wonders

  • I saw only the bare rounded sides of a small shaftlike tunnel and I laughed nervously.

    People of the Dark

  • Investigating this flow of water, he found that its source was the shaftlike excavation, which was apparently full of water almost to the level of the road.

    Natives of Space

  • By so doing he placed himself high on my list of benefactors; for that little shaftlike implement, magnified by my lively appreciation, became as the very axis of the earth.

    A Mind That Found Itself

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