Synonyms of shaft in English:

shaft


See definition of shaft

noun

1‘a wooden shaft about a yard long’

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pole, stick, rod, staff, shank, upright

handle, hilt, butt, stock, stem

historical pikestaff, thill

rare helve

2‘the shaft of a feather’

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quill

technical rachis

3‘shafts of early sunlight’

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ray, beam, gleam, streak, pencil, finger, bar

literary lance

4‘shafts of criticism’

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cutting remark, barb, gibe, taunt, sting

informal dig

5‘the main shaft was impassable’

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mineshaft, tunnel, passage, pit, adit, downcast, upcast

borehole, bore

duct, air shaft, well, light well, flue, vent

rare winze