from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A vertical or sloping passageway made in the earth for finding or mining ore and ventilating underground excavations.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A vertical hole, sunk down through the strata to reach the mineral which was to be mined.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. excavation consisting of a vertical or sloping passageway for finding or mining ore or for ventilating a mine


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