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1mass noun A system of connected shafts for transmitting motive power in a machine.‘the engine drives 400 yards of shafting, powering the entire factory’
- ‘Lighter in weight than solid shafting, the tubular shaft components are designed to cool quickly, extending the life of slide bushings operating at high load and speed.’
- ‘I suppose it's just that carbon shafting dominates the target scene these dayze.’
2vulgar slang An act of sexual intercourse.
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