from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. action of the verb to trumpet; playing a trumpet
  • n. A channel cut behind the brick lining of a shaft.
  • v. Present participle of trumpet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A channel cut behind the brick lining of a shaft.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of sounding a trumpet, of emitting a trumpet-like sound, or of publishing by or as by sounding a trumpet.
  • n. In coalmining, a division made in a shaft for ventilation or other purposes.


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