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bunton

[buhn-tn]
noun Mining.
  1. one of a number of struts reinforcing the walls of a shaft and dividing it into vertical compartments.
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Origin of bunton

First recorded in 1625–35; earlier bunting squared timber, of obscure origin
Also called divider.
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Examples from the Web for bunton

Historical Examples of bunton

  • The last time she had seen it it was on the table after Mrs. Bunton copied the title.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, March 11, 1914

    Various

  • But the Rectory stood on rather rising ground, and old Dr. Bunton and his wife had fortunately been fond of gardening.

    The Rectory Children

    Mrs Molesworth

  • At Portscale there was a beautiful old church, and a vicar younger and much more active than Dr. Bunton.

    The Rectory Children

    Mrs Molesworth