What is shaft?

  • (noun): A line that forms the length of an arrow pointer.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on shaft:

Shaft (comics) - Character Biography
... He adopts the name of Shaft and began the first of many adventures with the group ... responsible for the deaths of many members, Shaft went on to lead the team while Battlestone founded and became leader of Brigade ... Shaft also made an appearance in the Alan Moore written "Judgement Day" limited series printed by Liefeld's second comic book publishing company Awesome Comics ...
Shaft - Other
... Shaft (company), a Japanese animation studio A part of the penis. ...
Suit (comics) - Shaft
... For the Youngblood character, see Shaft (comics) ... Shaft is a Marvel Comics character and pupil of the blind warrior Stick, former mentor of costumed crime-fighter Daredevil and pro assassin Elektra Natchios ...
Statistical Interference - Dimensional Interference
... For example, if a shaft is designed to have a "sliding fit" in a hole, the shaft must be a little smaller than the hole ... production, however, may reveal normal distributions with long tails.) Both the shaft and hole sizes will usually form normal distributions with some average (arithmetic mean) and standard deviation ... the shaft cannot fit in the hole), how often the difference will be less than the required sliding gap (the shaft fits, but too tightly), and how often the difference will be ...
Thrust Block - Early Thrust Boxes
... of perhaps a dozen lower-rated plain thrust journal bearings stacked on the same shaft ... at each end and a number of collars formed on the shaft between them ... This shaft was often a short section of removable shaft called the thrust shaft, linking the engine ahead to the propeller shaft astern ...

More definitions of "shaft":

  • (noun): A vertical passage into a mine.
  • (noun): An aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect.
    Synonyms: shot, slam, dig, barb, jibe, gibe
  • (noun): A vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator).
  • (noun): (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column.
    Synonyms: scape
  • (noun): The hollow shaft of a feather.
    Synonyms: quill, calamus
  • (noun): A long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow).
  • (noun): The main (mid) section of a long bone.
    Synonyms: diaphysis
  • (noun): A revolving rod that transmits power or motion.
    Synonyms: rotating shaft
  • (verb): Equip with a shaft.
  • (noun): A long pointed rod used as a weapon.
    Synonyms: spear, lance

Famous quotes containing the word shaft:

    Why should not our whole life and its scenery be actually thus fair and distinct? All our lives want a suitable background. They should at least, like the life of the anchorite, be as impressive to behold as objects in a desert, a broken shaft or crumbling mound against a limitless horizon.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Lord, crack their teeth! Lord, crush these lions’ jaws!
    So let them sink as water in the sand;
    When deadly bow their aiming fury draws,
    Shiver the shaft ere past the shooter’s hand.
    So make them melt as the dishoused snail
    —Bible: Hebrew Psalm LVIII (Paraphrased by the Countess of Pembroke)

    “It’s hard to tell you how I managed it.
    When I saw the shaft had me by the coat,
    I didn’t try too long to pull away,
    Or fumble for my knife to cut away,
    I just embraced the shaft and rode it out....”
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)