air shaft


Mining. a ventilating shaft.

Origin of air shaft

First recorded in 1685–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for air shaft

Historical Examples of air shaft

  • Mr Trotman went down the air-shaft communicating with the other boilers.

    Man on the Ocean

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • We are under an air-shaft running up to the poop-deck, and we may go no further.

    An Ocean Tramp

    William McFee

  • They live in lodgings and make acquaintance across the air-shaft.

    Hints to Pilgrims

    Charles Stephen Brooks

  • You remember that I told you there was an air-shaft in the middle of the caisson?

  • In such cases a second well is dug to the right or left, as an air-shaft, which draws off these noxious vapours.

    De Re Metallica

    Georgius Agricola

British Dictionary definitions for air shaft

air shaft


a shaft for ventilation, esp in a mine or tunnel
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