Complete Definition of "adit"

English
Etymology
From L. aditus ‘entrance, access’, from ad + itus.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ˈædɪt/

Noun
en-noun

  1. A horizontal or nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine as contrasted to a shaft which is a vertical entry passage. An adit may be used for ventilation, haulage, drainage, or other purposes.

#*2006, Mike Hetman, IronMiners?.com 1:
#*:The Old Mine is currently entered through an upper adit as the main is no longer accessible.

References
R:Webster 1913

Category: Mining

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