from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A well or opening, through the successive floors of a warehouse or factory or the decks of a ship, providing access for material, goods or people.
  • n. A hydraulic canal, as for a water-powered mill.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hoist-shaft or an opening through which freight is hoisted: so called from the custom of using a block and fall to do the hoisting.


fall +‎ way (Wiktionary)



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