noun af·ter·shaft \ˈaf-tər-ˌshaft\

Definition of aftershaft

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


\ˈaf-tər-ˌshaf-təd\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of aftershaft

after- + 1shaft

First Known Use: 1867

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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