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  • nounrod
  • nounweapon
  • nounray of light
  • nounlong part of something

synonyms for shaft

  • cylinder
  • bar
  • handle
  • pole
  • stem
See also synonyms for: shafted / shafting
  • beam
  • streak
  • wave
  • ray
  • light ray
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Its most popular post was a story about a colony of humans living in elevator shafts.
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They come in green or pink, and have a waterproof rubber exterior with a stretchy, nylon shaft.
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Select a dead, dry hardwood stave for your bow, and pick some shoots or sucker growth for the arrow shafts.
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The shafts surround the site of a Neolithic village called Durrington Walls.
UNDERGROUND MEGA-MONUMENT FOUND NEAR STONEHENGEAVERY ELIZABETH HURTAUGUST 11, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Notches and wear at the bottom of the bone points indicate that they were attached to thin shafts.
CLUES TO THE EARLIEST KNOWN BOW-AND-ARROW HUNTING OUTSIDE AFRICA HAVE BEEN FOUNDBRUCE BOWERJUNE 12, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Knowing this, the scientists printed thick barbs sticking out horizontally from the main shaft of the microneedle.
MICRO-BARBS COULD MAKE SHOTS LESS PAINFULSTEPHEN ORNESMAY 13, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
His arm was drawn around the drum, and finally his whole body was drawn over the shaft, at a fearful rate.
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"I did n't fly off the handle," said the screw, twirling huskily at the end of the screw-shaft.
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It was placed immediately over the shaft and pump-rods, requiring no engine-beam.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
The case was fixed over the engine-shaft on two beams of timber from wall to wall.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
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WORDS RELATED TO SHAFT

  • bolt
  • cursor
  • dart
  • indicator
  • missile
  • pointer
  • projectile
  • shaft
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