- an entrance or a passage.
- Also called entry. Mining. a nearly horizontal passage leading into a mine.
- an approach or access.
Origin of adit
Examples from the Web for adit
Historical Examples of adit
“Push the adit right on, if we have to cut every foot of it with the drill,” he said.The Gold Trail
Not likely; but we can get down to the water and go along the adit.Menhardoc
George Manville Fenn
A few minutes sufficed to bring them to the beach at the mouth of the adit.Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines
“Why there must be an adit,” cried Hardock, in a tone full of wonder.
Note; an adit is a horizontal shaft driven in from the cliff.
- an almost horizontal shaft into a mine, for access or drainage