(Nom commun) De l’anglo-saxon sceaft.
(Verbe) De l’anglo-saxon scieppan.

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Singulier Pluriel
  1. Bâton, gaule, perche, barre, barreau.
    • A shaft is the long narrow body of a spear or arrow
  2. Rachis d'une plume.
    • A shaft is the main axis of a feather
    • I had no idea that they removed the feathers’ shafts to make the pillows softer!
  3. Puits de mine.
    • A shaft is a long narrow passage sunk into the earth, for mining etc; a mineshaft.
    • Your grandfather used to work with a crane hauling ore out of the gold mine's shafts.
  4. Cage, gaine d'ascenseur.
    • A shaft is a vertical passage housing a lift or elevator; a liftshaft.
    • Darn it, my keys fell through the gap and into the elevator shaft.
  5. Conduit d'aération.
    • A shaft is a ventilation or heating conduit; an air duct.
  6. (Argot) Escroquerie
    • A shaft is a malicious act, as in “to give someone the shaft”
    • That guy at work gave me the shaft, he ratted me out to the boss for being late!
  7. (Vulgaire) Bite.
  8. Brancard (de charrette).


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Temps Forme
Infinitif to shaft
Présent simple,
3e pers. sing.
Prétérit shafted
Participe passé shafted
Participe présent shafting
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shaft transitif

  1. (Familier) (Populaire) Tricher, escroquer.
    • I trusted him and he really shafted me.
  2. (Vulgaire) (Argot) Baiser.
  3. Creuser un puits de mine.


Voir aussiModifier

  • shaft sur l’encyclopédie Wikipédia (en anglais)