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bunton

[buhn-tn] /ˈbʌn tn/
noun, Mining.
1.
one of a number of struts reinforcing the walls of a shaft and dividing it into vertical compartments.
Also called divider.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; earlier bunting squared timber, of obscure origin
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