Definitions For Shaft


  • The hollow spine of a feather
  • A revolving rod that transmits power or motion
  • A long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow)
  • A long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel
  • (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column
  • A vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)
  • A long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
  • Obscene terms for penis
  • The main (mid) section of a long bone
  • An aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
  • A line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
  • A column of light (as from a beacon)
  • The long, narrow part of a weapon, tool, instrument, etc.
  • A bar in a machine which holds or turns other parts that move or spin
  • One of two poles between which a horse is tied to pull a vehicle (such as a carriage)


  • Defeat someone through trickery or deceit
  • Equip with a shaft
  • To treat (someone) unfairly or harshly

Is Shaft a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Shaft is worth 11 points in Scrabble and 10 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Shaft in a Sentence

  • The shaft of a spear
  • The shaft of a golf club
  • You really got shafted in that deal.

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Antonyms for Shaft

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