bunton

[ buhn-tn ]
/ ˈbʌn tn /
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noun Mining.

one of a number of struts reinforcing the walls of a shaft and dividing it into vertical compartments.

Origin of bunton

First recorded in 1625–35; earlier bunting squared timber, of obscure origin
Also called divider.
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