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windz

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noun
  1. winze1.
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winze1

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[winz]
noun Mining.
  1. a vertical or inclined shaft driven downward from a drift into an orebody.
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Origin of winze1

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
  1. mining a steeply inclined shaft, as for ventilation between levels
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Word Origin

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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