mineshaft


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mine·shaft

 (mīn′shăft′)
n.
A vertical or sloping passageway made in the earth for finding or mining ore and ventilating underground excavations.

mineshaft

(ˈmaɪnʃɑːft)
n
(Mining & Quarrying) a vertical passageway into a mine
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mineshaft - excavation consisting of a vertical or sloping passageway for finding or mining ore or for ventilating a minemineshaft - excavation consisting of a vertical or sloping passageway for finding or mining ore or for ventilating a mine
excavation - a hole in the ground made by excavating
mine - excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
Translations

mineshaft

[ˈmaɪnʃɑːft] Npozo m de mina

mineshaft

nSchacht m
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A TEENAGER saved the life of a man who had been trapped in a mineshaft for five hours.
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The six-year-old bitch became a front page Chronicle story after she stumbled and fell down a disused 100ft mineshaft where she was trapped there for 30 hours.
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With katie stuck down A mineshaft Declan takes the decision to go for help.
As Katie Macey, she has just returned to Home Farm with her new husband Declan (Jason Merrells) and is driving on the estate on a quad bike after a quarrel when she crashes and disappears into an abandoned mineshaft.
WORK is being carried out on a disused mineshaft which repeatedly opened up near a primary school.
In 2008, rescue crews battled to save two Jack Russells from a deserted Valleys mineshaft.
Not many cheese companies can boast that their cheddar matures 300ft down a mineshaft inside a UNESCO World Heritage Site - but the Blaenavon Cheese Company can.
Sandwell Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport, Coun Bob Badham, said: "The scheme will see grout caps poured over the mineshaft entrances which will avoid the need for major earthworks and damage to flora and fauna.