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Axis vs. Shaft

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Axisnoun

(geometry) An imaginary line around which an object spins (an axis of rotation) or is symmetrically arranged (an axis of symmetry).

‘The Earth rotates once a day on its axis’;

Shaftnoun

(obsolete) The entire body of a long weapon, such as an arrow.

Axisnoun

(mathematics) A fixed one-dimensional figure, such as a line or arc, with an origin and orientation and such that its points are in one-to-one correspondence with a set of numbers; an axis forms part of the basis of a space or is used to position and locate data in a graph (a coordinate axis)

Shaftnoun

The long, narrow, central body of a spear, arrow, or javelin.

‘Her hand slipped off the javelin's shaft towards the spearpoint and that's why her score was lowered.’;

Axisnoun

(anatomy) The second cervical vertebra of the spine

Shaftnoun

(by extension) Anything cast or thrown as a spear or javelin.

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Axisnoun

(psychiatry) A form of classification and descriptions of mental disorders or disabilities used in manuals such as the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)

Shaftnoun

Any long thin object, such as the handle of a tool, one of the poles between which an animal is harnessed to a vehicle, the driveshaft of a motorized vehicle with rear-wheel drive, an axle, etc.

Axisnoun

(botany) The main stem or central part about which organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged

Shaftnoun

A beam or ray of light.

‘Isn't that shaft of light from that opening in the cave beautiful?’;

Axisnoun

Axis axis, a deer native to Asia.

Shaftnoun

The main axis of a feather.

‘I had no idea that they removed the feathers' shafts to make the pillows softer!’;

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Axisnoun

The spotted deer (Cervus axis or Axis maculata) of India, where it is called hog deer and parrah (Moorish name).

Shaftnoun

(lacrosse) The long narrow body of a lacrosse stick.

‘Sarah, if you wear gloves your hands might not slip on your shaft and you can up your game, girl!’;

Axisnoun

A straight line, real or imaginary, passing through a body, on which it revolves, or may be supposed to revolve; a line passing through a body or system around which the parts are symmetrically arranged.

Shaftnoun

A long, narrow passage sunk into the earth, either natural or for artificial.

‘Your grandfather used to work with a crane hauling ore out of the gold mine's shafts.’;

Axisnoun

A straight line with respect to which the different parts of a magnitude are symmetrically arranged; as, the axis of a cylinder, i. e., the axis of a cone, that is, the straight line joining the vertex and the center of the base; the axis of a circle, any straight line passing through the center.

Shaftnoun

A vertical passage housing a lift or elevator; a liftshaft.

‘Darn it, my keys fell through the gap and into the elevator shaft.’;

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Axisnoun

The stem; the central part, or longitudinal support, on which organs or parts are arranged; the central line of any body.

Shaftnoun

A ventilation or heating conduit; an air duct.

‘Our parrot flew into the air duct and got stuck in the shaft.’;

Axisnoun

The second vertebra of the neck, or vertebra dentata.

Shaftnoun

(architecture) Any column or pillar, particularly the body of a column between its capital and pedestal.

Axisnoun

One of several imaginary lines, assumed in describing the position of the planes by which a crystal is bounded.

Shaftnoun

The main cylindrical part of the penis.

‘The female labia minora is homologous to the penis shaft skin of males.’;

Axisnoun

The primary or secondary central line of any design.

Shaftnoun

The chamber of a blast furnace.

Axisnoun

a straight line through a body or figure that satisfies certain conditions

Shaftverb

To fuck over; to cause harm to, especially through deceit or treachery.

‘Your boss really shafted you by stealing your idea like that.’;

Axisnoun

the center around which something rotates

Shaftverb

(transitive) To equip with a shaft.

Axisnoun

the main stem or central part about which plant organs or plant parts such as branches are arranged

Shaftverb

To fuck; to have sexual intercourse with.

‘Turns out my roommate was shafting my girlfriend.’;

Axisnoun

in World War II the alliance of Germany and Italy in 1936 which later included Japan and other nations;

‘the Axis opposed the Allies in World War II’;

Shaftnoun

The slender, smooth stem of an arrow; hence, an arrow.

‘His sleep, his meat, his drink, is him bereft,That lean he wax, and dry as is a shaft.’; ‘A shaft hath three principal parts, the stele [stale], the feathers, and the head.’;

Axisnoun

a group of countries in special alliance

Shaftnoun

The long handle of a spear or similar weapon; hence, the weapon itself; (Fig.) anything regarded as a shaft to be thrown or darted; as, shafts of light.

‘And the thunder,Winged with red lightning and impetuous rage,Perhaps hath spent his shafts.’; ‘Some kinds of literary pursuits . . . have been attacked with all the shafts of ridicule.’;

Axisnoun

the 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head

Shaftnoun

That which resembles in some degree the stem or handle of an arrow or a spear; a long, slender part, especially when cylindrical.

‘Thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold . . . his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same.’;

Shaftnoun

The handle or helve of certain tools, instruments, etc., as a hammer, a whip, etc.

‘Bid time and nature gently spareThe shaft we raise to thee.’;

Shaftnoun

A humming bird (Thaumastura cora) having two of the tail feathers next to the middle ones very long in the male; - called also cora humming bird.

Shaftnoun

A rod at the end of a heddle.

Shaftnoun

A well-like excavation in the earth, perpendicular or nearly so, made for reaching and raising ore, for raising water, etc.

Shaftnoun

A long passage for the admission or outlet of air; an air shaft.

Shaftnoun

The chamber of a blast furnace.

Shaftnoun

a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer

Shaftnoun

an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect;

‘his parting shot was `drop dead'’; ‘she threw shafts of sarcasm’; ‘she takes a dig at me every chance she gets’;

Shaftnoun

a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow)

Shaftnoun

a column of light (as from a beacon)

Shaftnoun

the main (mid) section of a long bone

Shaftnoun

obscene terms for penis

Shaftnoun

a long pointed rod used as a weapon

Shaftnoun

a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)

Shaftnoun

(architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column

Shaftnoun

a vertical passage into a mine

Shaftnoun

a revolving rod that transmits power or motion

Shaftnoun

the hollow shaft of a feather

Shaftverb

equip with a shaft

Shaftverb

defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit

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