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winze

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

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

Other definitions for winze (2 of 2)

winze2
[ winz ]
/ wɪnz /

noun Scot.
a curse.

Origin of winze

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1775–85; perhaps <Dutch wens wish, wensen to wish; see wish
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British Dictionary definitions for winze

winze
/ (wɪnz) /

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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