• to be treated badly, to be in trouble. e.g. "I'm totally shafted if I don't get that job".

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  • Shafted Jambs — ♦ Jambs with one or more shafts engaged or detached, at the angle with the wall. (Wood, Margaret. The English Medieval House, 414) Related terms: Jamb …   Medieval glossary

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