shafting

noun

shaft·​ing ˈshaf-tiŋ How to pronounce shafting (audio)
: shafts or material for shafts

Example Sentences

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, 15 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shafting was in 1825

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“Shafting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shafting. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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