windz

[winz]

noun


Nearby words

  1. windward islands,
  2. windward passage,
  3. windway,
  4. windy,
  5. windy city,
  6. wine,
  7. wine and dine,
  8. wine bar,
  9. wine box,
  10. wine cellar

winze

1

or windz

[winz]

noun Mining.

a vertical or inclined shaft driven downward from a drift into an orebody.
Compare raise(def 38).

Origin of winze

1
1750–60; earlier winds, apparently derivative of wind2 in obsolete noun sense “apparatus for winding”

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British Dictionary definitions for windz

winze

noun

mining a steeply inclined shaft, as for ventilation between levels

Word Origin for winze

C18: from earlier winds, probably from C14 wynde windlass, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German winde; related to Danish vinde pulley

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