upcast shaft
Upcast Up"cast`, n. 1. (Bowling) A cast; a throw. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mining.) The ventilating shaft of a mine out of which the air passes after having circulated through the mine; -- distinguished from the downcast. Called also {upcast pit}, and {upcast shaft}. [1913 Webster]

3. An upset, as from a carriage. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]

4. A taunt; a reproach. [Scot.] --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


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  • Upcast — Up cast , n. 1. (Bowling) A cast; a throw. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mining.) The ventilating shaft of a mine out of which the air passes after having circulated through the mine; distinguished from the downcast. Called also {upcast pit}, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upcast pit — Upcast Up cast , n. 1. (Bowling) A cast; a throw. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mining.) The ventilating shaft of a mine out of which the air passes after having circulated through the mine; distinguished from the downcast. Called also {upcast pit},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upcast — 1. adjective Cast up; thrown upward; as, with upcast eyes. . 2. noun a) A cast; a throw. Shakespeare b) The ventilating shaft of a mine out of which the air passes after having circulated through the mine; distinguished from the downcast. Called… …   Wiktionary

  • upcast — noun (also upcast shaft) a shaft through which air leaves a mine. verb (past and past participle upcast) cast upward …   English new terms dictionary

  • upcast — [up′kast΄] n. 1. something cast or thrown up 2. Geol. UPTHROW (sense 2) 3. Mining a ventilating shaft for returning air to the surface adj. 1. thrown upward 2. directed upward …   English World dictionary

  • upcast — /up kast , kahst /, n., adj., v., upcast, upcasting. n. 1. an act of casting upward. 2. the state of being cast upward. 3. something that is cast or thrown up, as soil or earth in digging. 4. a shaft or passage up which air passes, as from a mine …   Universalium

  • shaft — 1. noun 1) the shaft of a golf club Syn: pole, shank, stick, rod, staff; handle, hilt, stem 2) the shaft of a feather Syn: quill; Ornithology rachis 3) shafts of sunlight …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • upcast — North Country (Newcastle) Words to upbraid; n a taunt, reproach; an upcast (pronounced upkest) shaft in a coal mine is one used to promote a circulation or upward draft of air; upcasting a rising of clouds above the horizon, especially as… …   English dialects glossary

  • upcast — n. & v. n. 1 the act of casting up; an upward throw. 2 Mining a shaft through which air leaves a mine. 3 Geol. = UPTHROW. v.tr. (past and past part. upcast) cast up …   Useful english dictionary

  • upcast — /ˈʌpkast/ (say upkahst) noun 1. the act or an act of casting upwards. 2. the state of being cast upwards. 3. something that is cast up. 4. a shaft or passage up which air passes, as from a mine (opposed to downcast); uptake. 5. Geology, Mining… …   Australian English dictionary

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