noun (1)
shaft·​ment | \ |(t)mənt \
plural -s

Definition of shaftment

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the distance from the tip of the extended thumb across the breadth of the palm used as a measure equivalent to about six inches : fistmele


noun (2)
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plural -s

Definition of shaftment (Entry 2 of 2)

: the part of an arrow on which the crest and feathers are placed

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History and Etymology for shaftment

Noun (1)

alteration (probably influenced by -ment) of Middle English shaftmond, from Old English sceaftmund, from sceaft shaft + mund hand

Noun (2)

shaft entry 1 + -ment

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“Shaftment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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