Translation of "shaft" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ʃɑːft/ us /ʃæft/

a pole or rod that forms the handle of a tool or weapon

asta, mango
the shaft of a golf club

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 crankshaft
shaft of light

a beam of light

rayo de luz
A shaft of (sun)light came through the open door.

a long, either vertical or sloping, passage through a building or through the ground

hueco, pozo
a liftelevator shaft
a ventilation/air shaft
a well shaft

literary a clever remark, especially one that is intended as an attack on someone or something

saeta, agudeza
John came out with an unexpected shaft of wit/wisdom.
verb uk /ʃɑːft/ us /ʃæft/ informal

to cheat or trick someone, or to treat someone unfairly

She was shafted by her agent over the film rights to her book.

(Translation of “shaft” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ʃaːft/

the long straight part or handle of a tool, weapon etc

the shaft of a golf club.

one of two poles on a cart etc to which a horse etc is harnessed

The horse stood patiently between the shafts.

a revolving bar transmitting motion in an engine

the driving shaft.

a long, narrow space, made for eg a lift in a building

hueco, pozo
a liftshaft
a mineshaft.

a ray of light

a shaft of sunlight.

(Translation of “shaft” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)