French translation of 'shaft'
[of arrow, spear] hampe f
[of tool, golf club] manche m
2. (Automobiles) arbre m
[of mine] puits m
[of lift] cage fsee also ventilation shaft
4. [of light] rayon m ⧫ trait m
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Example Sentences Including 'shaft'
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There was a rare shaft of light from a broker specialising in smaller companies.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Her most emotional moments are pierced by shafts of wit.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The mine shaft is a square grid and you have ten drills.The Sun (2008)
As we remain in the dark, his rivals for the gold medal may have seen shafts of light.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Runs the shaft of the club along the inside of his arm.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Suddenly a shaft of sunlight burst through the fluffy clouds.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The parity in tennis offers a tonic to that grim statistic, a rare shaft of sunlight in a judgmental world.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The whole lift shaft was covered in it.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Now angle forward from your hips keeping the shaft touching those parts and you will get a feeling of keeping your back straight and your head up.Winning Golf for Women (1993)
Your left thumb is slightly to the right of centre of the club shaft as you look down.Christy O&apos;Connor Junior&apos;s Golf Masterclass (1993)
A problem with the gearbox or drive shaft mechanism is the other possibility.The Sun (2013)
Drive shafts and cylinder liners may seem a long way from the international credit crunch.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
I came to an old shaft.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Police outlined yesterday how the robbers had evaded alarms, clambered down a lift shaft and drilled through concrete to reach the safety deposit boxes.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
The 58-year-old victim had recently moved in and neighbours say it was not clear if she knew the deep shaft was there.The Sun (2016)
The others were found at the spot where they had been working in a shaft off the main access tunnel.The Sun (2011)
Then a shaft of sunlight lit the course and European hearts.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
There was a lift shaft slicing right through the middle.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
They then capped the mine shafts to starve the flames of oxygen.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Three people were killed when two hundred employees who had been dismissed stormed one of its shafts.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Yet we are blessed with one shimmering shaft of sunlight.The Sun (2011)
Our glorious shafts of wit do not usually bear close examination.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The visitors are a shaft of light in often dark, cloudy lives.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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British English: shaft NOUN
A shaft is a long vertical passage, for example for a lift.
The fire began in a lift shaft and spread to the roof.
Translation of shaft from the Collins English to French Dictionary