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==Shaft (Weapon Part)==
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==Shaft ([[Weapon]] Part)==
 
A '''shaft''' is a term given to the [[handle]] of a [[weapon]] if that handle is particularly long as in a [[spear]] or [[polearm]]. This term is also often applied to [[tool]]s.
 
A '''shaft''' is a term given to the [[handle]] of a [[weapon]] if that handle is particularly long as in a [[spear]] or [[polearm]]. This term is also often applied to [[tool]]s.
  
==Shaft (Archery)==
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==Shaft ([[Archery]])==
 
A '''shaft''' (or period equivalent ''stele'') is the wooden body of an [[arrow]] to which a [[head]], [[feather|fletches]] are attached and into which a [[nock]] would be cut.
 
A '''shaft''' (or period equivalent ''stele'') is the wooden body of an [[arrow]] to which a [[head]], [[feather|fletches]] are attached and into which a [[nock]] would be cut.
  
 
==Shaft (Engineering)==
 
==Shaft (Engineering)==
This is a narrow passageway that either connected a chamber to another chamber or the outside world for either travel or ventilation. eg mine shaft, ventilation shaft.
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A '''shaft''' is a narrow passageway that either connected a chamber to another chamber or the outside world for either travel or ventilation. e.g. [[mining|mine]] shaft, ventilation shaft.
  
 
[[category:weapon parts]]
 
[[category:weapon parts]]

Revision as of 15:43, 16 March 2006

Shaft (Weapon Part)

A shaft is a term given to the handle of a weapon if that handle is particularly long as in a spear or polearm. This term is also often applied to tools.

Shaft (Archery)

A shaft (or period equivalent stele) is the wooden body of an arrow to which a head, fletches are attached and into which a nock would be cut.

Shaft (Engineering)

A shaft is a narrow passageway that either connected a chamber to another chamber or the outside world for either travel or ventilation. e.g. mine shaft, ventilation shaft.