Shaft can refer to:

Edwin 'Shaft' White

Long narrow passages:
* Edwin White
* Elevator shaft
* Ventilation shaft
* Pitch (vertical space), a significant underground vertical space in caving terminology
* Shaft mining
* Shafting, illicit travelling through shafts

Long narrow rigid bodies:
* Axle, a central (usually non-rotating) shaft around which a wheel or gear or similar device rotates
* Spindle, a central (usually rotating) shaft, to which a wheel or gear or similar device may be attached
* Driveshaft, a shaft for transferring power
* Arrow, Spear, Atlatl, weapons consisting mainly of a projected shaft
* Penis, the male genital organ consists mainly of the glans and the shaft

In fiction:
* 1971 novel by Ernest Tidyman about an African-American private detective
** "Shaft" (1971 film), a film based on the novel
*** "Shaft" (album), the soundtrack for the film, recorded by Isaac Hayes
*** "Theme from Shaft", performed by Isaac Hayes
** "Shaft's Big Score", the second film in the trilogy
** "Shaft in Africa", the third film in the trilogy
** "Shaft" (2000 film), a sequel of the 1971 film, released in 2000
** "Shaft" (television), a series of TV movies
** John Shaft, the title character of the above films
* Shaft (Castlevania), the dark priest from the Castlevania video game series
* Shaft (comics), a Marvel Comics ninja character
* Shaft (youngblood), a comic book character
* DriveShaft, a fictional rock band in the TV series "Lost"
* a weapon in the "Quake" video game series
* a horror movie, "The Shaft"

* Shaft (rave), a UK dance music act which had a 1991 hit with 'Roobarb and Custard' sampling vintage children's television programme 'Roobarb'
* Shaft (band), a dance music act which had a 1999 hit with a cover/remix of "(Mucho Mambo) Sway"
* Shaft (New Zealand band), a New Zealand indie band
* Shaft (club), a blues and jazz club in Istanbul, Turkey

* Borden Shaft, Maryland, formerly called Shaft
* Shaft County, an administrative division of Gīlān Province in Iran
* Shaft, Iran, the capital of Shaft County

* Shaft (company), a Japanese animation company

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  • Shaft — Shaft, n. [OE. shaft, schaft, AS. sceaft; akin to D. schacht, OHG. scaft, G. schaft, Dan. & Sw. skaft handle, haft, Icel. skapt, and probably to L. scapus, Gr. ????, ????, a staff. Probably originally, a shaven or smoothed rod. Cf. {Scape},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shaft — puede referirse a: En ficción: La novela de 1971 escrita por Ernest Tidyman y que trata sobre un detective privado negro: Shaft (1971), una película basada en la novela. Shaft (álbum), la banda sonora de la película grabada por Isaac Hayes. Theme …   Wikipedia Español

  • Shaft — [ʃæft] bezeichnet: Shaft (Buch), einen Roman von Ernest Tidyman Shaft (Film), Literaturverfilmung aus dem Jahre 1971 Shaft – Liebesgrüße aus Pistolen (1972 – Fortsetzung des Films von 1971) Shaft in Africa (1973 – Fortsetzung des Films von 1971)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • shaft — [shaft, shäft] n. [ME schaft < OE sceaft, akin to Ger schaft < IE base * (s)kap , to cut with a sharp tool > SHAVE, Gr skapos, rod, L scapus, shaft, stalk] 1. a) the long stem or body of an arrow or spear b) an arrow or spear 2. a… …   English World dictionary

  • shaft|ed — «SHAF tihd, SHAHF », adjective. having a shaft or shafts …   Useful english dictionary

  • shaft — ► NOUN 1) a long, narrow part forming the handle of a tool or club, the body of a spear or arrow, or similar. 2) a ray of light or bolt of lightning. 3) a long, narrow, typically vertical hole giving access to a mine, accommodating a lift, etc.… …   English terms dictionary

  • shaft — A long smooth surfaced bar of metal with a circular (round) cross section. See armature shaft arm shaft auxilliar drive shaft axle shaft balance shaft bevel drive shaft cardan shaft clutch shaft composite propeller shaft …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Shaft — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Shaft », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Shaft est à l origine une création littéraire… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • shaft — 01. A cable snapped, and the elevator plunged down the [shaft], killing three people who were trapped inside. 02. The hikers found an old mine [shaft] and decided to explore it. 03. The boat had a bunch of weeds caught around the propeller… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • shaft — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ deep ▪ vertical ▪ narrow ▪ elevator (AmE), lift (BrE) ▪ She almost fell down an elevator shaft …   Collocations dictionary

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