Textual thesaurus for "shaft"

(noun) calamus, quill

the hollow spine of a feather

(noun) rotating shaft

a revolving rod that transmits power or motion

(noun) scape

(architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column

(noun) spear, lance

a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon

(noun) dick, tool, cock, pecker, peter, putz, prick

obscene terms for penis

(noun) diaphysis

the main (mid) section of a long bone

(noun) dig, slam, shot, barb, jibe, gibe

an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

his parting shot was `drop dead'; she threw shafts of sarcasm; she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

(noun) beam, beam of light, shaft of light, ray, ray of light, irradiation, light beam

a column of light (as from a beacon)

(verb) screw, cheat, chicane, chouse, jockey

defeat someone through trickery or deceit