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An elongated rodlike structure, such as the midsection of a long bone.
The section of a hair projecting from the surface of the body.
Unfair or cruel treatment: Jamaicans have learned from past experience to expect the shaft from foreign journalists (1950s+)Related Terms
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]