Man engine

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a mechanical lift for raising or lowering people through considerable distances;
(Mining) a contrivance by which miners ascend or descend in a shaft. It consists of a series of landings in the shaft and an equal number of shelves on a vertical rod which has an up and down motion equal to the distance between the successive landings. A man steps from a landing to a shelf and is lifted or lowered to the next landing, upon which he them steps, and so on, traveling by successive stages.

See also: Man, Man

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Contract Award for: Supplying of spare parts Fuel pump for 190 KW Man Engine (Model: D-2866TE) at Different Ferryghat under Ferry Sub-Division Faridpur during the FY : 2015-2016.
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UT-2 (Imp)- 11/89, Model: 620 Daf/80 KW MAN Engine at Amora Shikpur Ferry Ghat under RHD, Ferry Division, Sylhet during the financial year 2015-2016.
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