- a vertical or inclined shaft driven downward from a drift into an orebody.
Origin of winze1
- a curse.
Origin of winze2
Examples from the Web for winze
Historical Examples of winze
There was no draught, such as he had believed would issue from the winze.The Copper Princess
They were in a winze about thirty fathoms from the engine-shaft.
They were in a level which the water entered, not by flowing along or descending, but, by rising up through a winze.
On hearing the noise they ran to this winze, and, looking down, saw the water boiling and roaring far below.
By this time Oliver had partially recovered, and suggested that they should ascend the winze to the top.
- mining a steeply inclined shaft, as for ventilation between levels