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shafting

[ shaf-ting, shahf- ]
/ ˈʃæf tɪŋ, ˈʃɑf- /
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noun

a number of shafts.
Machinery. a system of shafts, as the overhead shafts formerly used for driving the machinery of a mill.
steel bar stock used for shafts.
Architecture. a system of shafts, as those around a pier or in the reveals of an archway.
Slang. an instance of unique or unfair treatment: The owners gave him a real shafting on the deal.

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Origin of shafting

First recorded in 1815–25; shaft + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for shafting

shafting
/ (ˈʃɑːftɪŋ) /

noun

an assembly of rotating shafts for transmitting power
the stock from which shafts are made
architect a set of shafts
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