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There was a rare shaft of light from a broker specialising in smaller companies. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They then capped the mine shafts to starve the flames of oxygen. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There was a lift shaft slicing right through the middle. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Drive shafts and cylinder liners may seem a long way from the international credit crunch. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Suddenly a shaft of sunlight burst through the fluffy clouds. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Yet we are blessed with one shimmering shaft of sunlight. The Sun (2011)Runs the shaft of the club along the inside of his arm. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Our glorious shafts of wit do not usually bear close examination. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The mine shaft is a square grid and you have ten drills. The Sun (2008)The whole lift shaft was covered in it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Three people were killed when two hundred employees who had been dismissed stormed one of its shafts. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Her most emotional moments are pierced by shafts of wit. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Your left thumb is slightly to the right of centre of the club shaft as you look down. Christy O'Connor Junior's Golf Masterclass (1993)The others were found at the spot where they had been working in a shaft off the main access tunnel. The Sun (2011)The visitors are a shaft of light in often dark, cloudy lives. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Then a shaft of sunlight lit the course and European hearts. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A problem with the gearbox or drive shaft mechanism is the other possibility. The Sun (2013)As we remain in the dark, his rivals for the gold medal may have seen shafts of light. Times, Sunday Times (2012)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 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)I came to an old shaft. Times, Sunday Times (2009)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)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)
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Translations for 'shaft'
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.
Definition of shaft from the Collins English Dictionary
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