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English definition of “shaft”

shaft

noun [C]     /ʃɑːft/
HOLE a long, vertical hole that people or things can move through, either inside a building or in the ground: a mine shaft a ventilation shaftMining and quarryingHoles, hollows and dipsCaves, cracks and crevices
HANDLE the handle of a tool or weaponPoles, rods, shafts and sticksToolsGardening toolsMachine parts
a shaft of light a beam of lightLight
(Definition of shaft noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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