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windz

[winz] /wɪnz/
noun
1.
winze1 .

winze1

[winz] /wɪnz/
noun, Mining.
1.
a vertical or inclined shaft driven downward from a drift into an orebody.
Compare raise (def 38).
Origin of winze1
1750-1760
1750-60; earlier winds, apparently derivative of wind2 in obsolete noun sense “apparatus for winding”
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winze

/wɪnz/
noun
1.
(mining) a steeply inclined shaft, as for ventilation between levels
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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