upcast(redirected from upcasts)
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Directed or thrown upward: upcast volcanic ash.
1. Something cast upward.
2. A ventilating shaft, as in a mine.
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1. material cast or thrown up
2. (Mining & Quarrying) a ventilation shaft through which air leaves a mine. Compare downcast3
3. (Geological Science) geology (in a fault) the section of strata that has been displaced upwards
directed or thrown upwards
vb, -casts, -casting or -cast
(tr) to throw or cast up
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. something cast or thrown up, as soil in digging.adj.
2. directed or thrown upward.
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Past participle: upcast
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