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One entry found for shaft.
Entry Word: shaft
Function: noun
Text: 1 a narrow sharply defined line of light radiating from an object <shafts of late-afternoon sunlight pierced the blinds and streaked the floor>
Synonyms beam, ray
Related Words moonbeam, sunbeam; laser, spotlight
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> -- see SPEAR