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Words nearby shafting
Definition for shafting (2 of 2)
- that part of a column or pier between the base and capital.
- any distinct, slender, vertical masonry feature engaged in a wall or pier and usually supporting or feigning to support an arch or vault.
verb (used with object)
Origin of shaft
OTHER WORDS FROM shaftshaft·less, adjectiveshaft·like, adjectivesub·shaft, nounun·shaft·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for shafting
The government has been shafting veterans since the Civil War and the modern VA does well at upholding that tradition.The Military Teaches Soldiers Strength; the VA Teaches Veterans to Beg|Chris Miller|August 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I twisted the shafting one way and the tube the other as far as I could, and pinned them together.Edison, His Life and Inventions|Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
Twenty or more shearers will be lined up in one of these sheds, each man operating a clipping machine connected with the shafting.
Long sheds are erected and shafting extends down both sides of the shearing place.
This makes the belt bite, or grip well, and brings the machine up to its maximum speed with the shafting.Life in a Railway Factory|Alfred Williams
These reels may be arranged so as to be operated from shafting by mechanical power, or by the hand of the attendants.The Story of the Cotton Plant|Frederick Wilkinson
British Dictionary definitions for shafting (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for shafting (2 of 2)
- the middle part (diaphysis) of a long bone
- the main portion of any elongated structure or part