shaftment

1 of 2

noun (1)

shaft·​ment
|(t)mənt
plural -s
archaic
: 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

shaftment

2 of 2

noun (2)

"
plural -s
: the part of an arrow on which the crest and feathers are placed

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shaftment. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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