winze
I. noun Etymology: alteration of earlier winds, probably from plural of 5wind Date: 1757 a steeply inclined passageway in a mine II. noun Etymology: probably from Dutch wens wish Date: 1785 Scottish curse

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  • Winze — Winze, n. (Mining.) A small shaft sunk from one level to another, as for the purpose of ventilation. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • winze — [winz] n. [prob. < winds, pl. of wind, winder, windlass] a vertical or steeply inclined mine shaft dug or drilled downward and connecting to a lower shaft …   English World dictionary

  • Winze — A winze is a shaft in a mine which joins two levels. By definition mined downwards (winzed) …   Wikipedia

  • winze — I [[t]wɪnz[/t]] n. min a vertical or inclined mine shaft driven downward from a drift into ore bearing rock • Etymology: 1750–60; earlier winds, appar. der. of wind II in obs. n. sense “apparatus for winding” II winze [[t]wɪnz[/t]] n. Scot. scot …   From formal English to slang

  • winze — winze1 /winz/, n. Mining. a vertical or inclined shaft driven downward from a drift into an orebody. Also, windz. Cf. raise (def. 39). [1750 60; earlier winds, appar. deriv. of WIND2 in obs. n. sense apparatus for winding ] winze2 /winz/, n. Scot …   Universalium

  • winze — noun A steep shaft in a mine which joins two levels …   Wiktionary

  • winze — /wɪnz/ (say winz) noun Mining a small underground shaft, especially one sunk from one level to another to connect one work face with another. {earlier winds, apparently from wind1 (noun) …   Australian English dictionary

  • winze — A shaft in a mine, leading from one level to another …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • winze — I. ˈwinz noun ( s) Etymology: alteration of earlier winds, probably from winds, plural of wind (V) : a vertical or steeply inclined opening or passageway driven to connect one mine working place with another at a lower level II. noun Etymology:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Monte Cristo Gold Mine — Coordinates: 34°21′N 118°05′W / 34.35°N 118.08°W / 34.35; 118.08 The Monte Cristo Gold Mine (Spanish for Mountain of Christ Gold Mi …   Wikipedia

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