Definition of Shafts
1. Noun. (plural of shaft) ¹
2. Verb. (third-person singular of shaft) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Shafts
1. shaft [v] - See also: shaft
Lexicographical Neighbors of Shafts
|shaft of radius|
shaft of tibia
shaft of ulna
shafts (current term)
Literary usage of Shafts
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A History of Architectural Development by Frederick Moore Simpson (1909)
"Weight on shafts. methods occur in the presbytery of Worcester Cathedral. The moulded band sometimes merely grips the shafts and stops against the central ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"In some of the salt-mines of Cheshire the shafts are lined with 4-inch plank» united ... As shafts are frequently used for the several purposes of pumping, ..."
3. Machine Tool Operation by Henry D. Burghardt (1922)
"Draw center lines of shafts at right angles intersecting at O. 2. Lay off OH equal to one half ... Bevel gears with shafts at other than right angles (Fig. ..."
4. Gothic Architecture in England: An Analysis of the Origin & Development of by Francis Bond (1905)
"The detached shafts are seldom built in drums ; but if the shaft be short ... The use of monolithic shafts was well known to the Romans ; they were turned ..."
5. A Manual of Civil Engineering by William John Macquorn Rankine, William J. Millar (1907)
"shafts or pits are sunk for three purposes: to ascertain the nature of strata ... 331, when they are called tried shafts; to give access to a tunnel when in ..."
6. Journal by Iron and Steel Institute (1892)
"Sinking- shafts in Saxony.—The official report * on the sinking of two ... Both shafts were inclined. In the Neujahr shaft there was no difficulty with ..."
7. Mechanics of Materials by Mansfield Merriman (1905)
"Square shafts are rarely used except for wooden water wheels, ... Hollow sections have been much used since 1900 for the large shafts of ocean steamers. ..."