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adit

[ ad-it ]

noun

  1. an entrance or a passage.
  2. Also called entry. Mining. a nearly horizontal passage leading into a mine.
  3. an approach or access.


adit

/ ˈædɪt /

noun

  1. an almost horizontal shaft into a mine, for access or drainage


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Word History and Origins

Origin of adit1

1595–1605; < Latin aditus an approach, equivalent to ad- ad- + -i- (stem of īre to go) + -tus suffix of v. action

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Word History and Origins

Origin of adit1

C17: from Latin aditus an approach, from adīre, from ad- towards + īre to go

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Example Sentences

We have cut the south lode at the adit level about 50 or 60 fathoms east of the engine, and have driven about 20 fathoms on it.

Another party, engaged upon the shafts, arrived at the adit level at the same time with the workmen upon the drain.

But since we are here, with half-an-hour to spare before sunset, what do you say to showing me the adit?

At the mouth or entry of the Adit there is a structure raised of Brick, like a Chimney, some 28.

But the actual adit averaged about eighteen feet below the surface.

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