shafting: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (shaf'ting, shäf'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a number of shafts.
  2. a system of shafts, as the overhead shafts formerly used for driving the machinery of a mill.
  3. steel bar stock used for shafts.
  4. a system of shafts, as those around a pier or in the reveals of an archway.
  5. an instance of unique or unfair treatment: The owners gave him a real shafting on the deal.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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