af·​ter·​shaft | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌshaft \

Definition of aftershaft

: an accessory plume arising from the posterior side of the stem of the feathers of many birds

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Other Words from aftershaft

aftershafted \ ˈaf-​tər-​ˌshaf-​təd \ adjective

First Known Use of aftershaft

1867, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aftershaft

after- + shaft entry 1

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“Aftershaft.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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