Definition of aftershaft in English:

aftershaft

noun

Ornithology
  • = afterfeather . In later use also: the shaft of such a structure.

Pronunciation

aftershaft

/ˈɑːftəʃɑːft/ /ˈaftəʃaft/

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Sweetland Dallas (1824–1890). From after- + shaft, after German Afterschaft; compare scientific Latin hyporachis.