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shaft

noun [C] (LONG OBJECT)    /ʃɑːft/ US  /ʃæft/
a pole or rod that forms the handle of a tool or weapon : the shaft of a golf club Poles, rods, shafts and sticksToolsGardening toolsMachinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic chores a rod forming part of a machine such as an engine , that turns in order to pass power on to the machine : the drive shaft of a car the propeller shaft of an aircraft → See also crankshaftMachine parts specialized medical the part of the hair above the scalp Substances and structures in the body specialized medical a long structure like a stem in the body shaft of light a beam of light : A shaft of (sun)light came through the open door .Quantities and units of light
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