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shaft house

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noun
  1. a structure housing machinery and other equipment at the top of a mine shaft.
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Origin of shaft house

First recorded in 1870–75
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Historical Examples

  • From the door of the shaft-house the Cornishmen watched them mount and ride away.

    The Highgrader

    William MacLeod Raine

  • Up one incline was a shaft-house with a great gray dump at the foot of it.

    A Texas Ranger

    William MacLeod Raine

  • "It's that fellow Struve," he explained to the astonished engineer in the shaft-house.

    A Texas Ranger

    William MacLeod Raine

  • He ran back into the shaft-house and began telephoning wildly to town.

    A Texas Ranger

    William MacLeod Raine

  • They came to the shaft-house of Number Two, and found a swarm of people, almost a riot.

    King Coal

    Upton Sinclair