We can summarize the three and a half hours of Oscars content for shafted viewers.
LEO You are acutely aware of situations in which you feel, frankly, shafted.
The windows here are capital examples of shafted windows of the end of the twelfth century.
The vein averages five feet, runs northeast and southwest, and has been shafted through ore to the depth of 180 feet.
Its arches rest on four shafted columns, somewhat Gothic in character, and crowned with capitals distinctly Turkish.
At each angle of the crossing are masses of shafted piers, connected by wide and lofty rounded arches.
There were simple round-arched, shafted windows in each bay, and the clerestory was finished like the aisle with a corbel-table.
The scene is shifting, the stage is dark'ning—a strange eclipse obscures the shafted light!
White at the summit, black at the base, the shafted rocks rear splintered pinnacles, slanting like channel buoys.
When I awakened, the forest was a labyrinth of shafted moonlight and sombre shadows.
Old English sceaft "long, slender rod, staff, pole; spear-shaft; spear," from Proto-Germanic *skaftaz (cf. Old Norse skapt, Old Saxon skaft, Old High German scaft, German schaft, Dutch schacht, not found in Gothic), which some connect with a Germanic passive past participle of PIE root *(s)kep- "to cut, to scrape" (cf. Old English scafan "to shave, scrape, polish") on notion of "tree branch stripped of its bark." But cf. Latin scapus "shaft, stem, shank," Greek skeptron "a staff" (see scepter) which appear to be cognates.
Meaning "beam or ray" (of light, etc.) is attested from c.1300. Sense of "an arrow" is from c.1400; that of "a handle" from 1520s. Mechanical sense is from 1680s. Vulgar slang meaning "penis" first recorded 1719 on notion of "columnar part" (late 14c.); hence probably shaft (v.) and the related noun sense "act of unfair treatment" (1959), though some early sources insist this is from the notion of a "wound."
"long, narrow passage sunk into the earth," early 15c., probably from shaft (n.1) on notion of "long and cylindrical," perhaps as a translation of cognate Low German schacht in this sense (Grimm's suggestion, though OED is against it). Or it may represent a separate (unrecorded) development in Old English directly from Proto-Germanic *skaftaz if the original sense is "scrape, dig." The slang sense of shaft (n.1) is punned upon in country music song "She Got the Gold Mine, I Got the Shaft," a hit for Jerry Reed in 1982.
"treat cruelly and unfairly," by 1958, perhaps from shaft (n.1) with overtones of sodomy. Related: Shafted; shafting.
An elongated rodlike structure, such as the midsection of a long bone.
The section of a hair projecting from the surface of the body.
To treat unfairly or cruelly; victimize: When do you shaft a pal, when do you hand him the poison cup?/ The oil companies you leased the land to shafted you out of an estimated $650 million
[1950s+; fr the notion of sodomizing a victim]