shaft·​ing | \ ˈshaf-tiŋ How to pronounce shafting (audio) \

Definition of shafting

: shafts or material for shafts

Examples of shafting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This shafting of consumers fed one of the largest CEO pay packages recorded thus far in 2017. David Dayen, The New Republic, "The Ticket Monopoly Is Worse Than Ever (Thanks, Obama)," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of shafting

1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Shafting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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