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shaft

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1 a narrow sharply defined line of light radiating from an object
  • shafts of late-afternoon sunlight pierced the blinds and streaked the floor

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2 a weapon with a long straight handle and sharp head or blade
  • the footmen set their shafts so as to form a bank of steel against the enemy's charging cavalry

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3 unfair or inadequate treatment of someone or something or an instance of this
  • the homeowners who were bought out are convinced they got the shaft in that deal

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The first known use of shaft was before the 12th century

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“Shaft.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shaft. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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