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1[mass noun] A system of connected shafts for transmitting motive power in a machine:‘the engine drives 400 yards of shafting, powering the entire factory’
- ‘I suppose it's just that carbon shafting dominates the target scene these dayze.’
- ‘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.’
2vulgar slang An act of sexual intercourse.
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