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adit Tweet Definition of adit Like Definition of adit on Facebook
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.
air shaft Tweet Definition of air shaft Like Definition of air shaft on Facebook
noun
  1. a vertical (or near vertical) shaft that supplies ventilation to a tunnel or other underground facility
airway Tweet Definition of airway Like Definition of airway on Facebook
noun (pluralairways)
  1. (anatomy) The trachea.
anthracite Tweet Definition of anthracite Like Definition of anthracite on Facebook
noun
  1. A form of carbon; the hardest and cleanest-burning of all the coals.

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