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English definition of “shaft”

shaft

noun [C] (POLE)   /ʃæft/
a long pole or rod : Energy from the wheels turns the shafts and produces electricity . The feathers at the end of the arrow’s shaft help it travel in a straight line . Sliced beef was curled around a scallion shaft, then fried . A shaft of light is a single beam .
(Definition of shaft noun (POLE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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