- a system or group of shafts, as for transmitting motion or conveying air
- material for making shafts
Ventilation shafting in a tunnel.
- An example of a shafting is a series of openings in a coal mine through which coal and air are transported.
- An example of a shafting is a group of friends suddenly ignoring one of their members.
The definition of a shafting is a system of openings to transmit motion or air, or is slang for unfair treatment.
- A system of shafts, as in a mechanical device, for transmitting motion or power.
- Material from which shafts are made.
- Slang An instance of harsh or unfair treatment: got a shafting when they bought that house.
- Present participle of shaft.
- (engineering) shafts collectively; a system of connected shafts for communicating motion
- The stationary engine at the workshop entrance powers the line shafting.
- The unit would, of course, have required suitable ancillary drives--from overhead line shafting for example––to accomplish this.
- Cranes driven by shafting, or by mechanical power, have been largely superseded by electric cranes, principally on account of the much greater economy of transmission.
- The driving power is applied by shafting through a number of cams. In the Royal Mint both light and heavy coins are returned to the melting pot.
- The combination of ductility, which lessens the tendency to break when overstrained or distorted, with a very high limit of elasticity, gives it great value for shafting, the merit of which is measured by its endurance of the repeated stresses to which its rotation exposes it whenever its alignment is not mathematically straight.