shaft
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shaft(
shahft
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (rod of a projectile)
a. el asta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The rhino's hide was so tough that the arrow shaft broke when it struck the animal.La piel del rinoceronte era tan dura que el asta de la flecha se rompió cuando golpeó al animal.
b. el astil
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The fisherman grasped the shaft of the harpoon tightly, and thrust it into the fish.El pescador agarró firmemente el astil de su arpón y lo enterró en el pez.
2. (handle)
a. el mango
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Hernan picked up the hammer by the shaft and placed it in his tool belt.Hernán levantó el martillo por el mango y lo colocó en el cinturón de herramientas.
3. (beam)
a. el rayo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We swam in a pool in a cavern illuminated by a shaft of light.Nadamos en un piscina dentro de una caverna iluminada por un rayo de luz.
4. (vertical narrow passage)
a. el pozo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The miners were trapped in the shaft for ten hours after the collapse of the mine entrance.Los mineros estuvieron atrapados en el pozo por diez horas después del derrumbe en la entrada de la mina.
b. el hueco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He fell down an elevator shaft from the second floor and broke his leg.Se cayó por un hueco de elevador desde el segundo piso y se rompió la pierna.
5. (mechanics)
a. el eje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The drive shaft transmits force from the engine to the wheels.El eje de transmisión transfiere la potencia del motor a las ruedas.
b. el árbol motor
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The car stopped short when the shaft broke.El carro se detuvo repentinamente cuando se le rompió el árbol motor.
6. (architecture)
a. el fuste
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A Greek Doric column has a fluted shaft.Una columna dórica griega tiene un fuste estriado.
7. (biology)
a. el cañón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The hen's feather shafts have become infected with lice.Los cañones de las plumas de la gallina se han infectado con piojos.
8. (horseback riding)
a. la vara
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Frank's horse cart has fiberglass shafts to reduce the weight on the horses.La carreta de caballo de Frank tiene varas de fibra de vidrio para reducir el peso sobre los caballos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
9.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to treat treacherously)
a. joder
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
This referee is not at all imparcial. He is totally shafting us.Este árbitro no es del todo imparcial. Nos está jodiendo por completo.
10.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
(to have sex with someone) (United Kingdom)
a. tirarse a
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Juan is at the pub looking for someone to shaft tonight.Juan anda en el bar buscado a alguien a quien tirarse esta noche.
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shaft
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of spear)
a. la asta f, vara
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (of golf club)
a. la vara f, barra
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (of tool)
a. el mango
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
4. (of light)
a. el rayo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
5. (of mine)
a. el pozo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
6. (for lift)
a. el hueco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
7. (in engine, machine)
a. el eje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
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shaft [ʃɑːft]
noun
1 (stem, handle) [of arrow, spear] astil (m); [of tool, golf club etc] mango (m); [of cart etc] vara (f)
a shaft of light un rayo de luz; drive shaft (Téc) árbol (m) motor
2 [of mine, lift etc] pozo (m)
transitive verb
(have sex with) joder (vulgar)
we'll be shafted if that happens como pase eso estamos jodidos (vulgar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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