Definition of Mineshaft

1. Noun. Excavation consisting of a vertical or sloping passageway for finding or mining ore or for ventilating a mine.

Generic synonyms: Excavation
Group relationships: Mine



Definition of Mineshaft

1. Noun. A vertical hole, sunk down through the strata to reach the mineral which was to be mined. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mineshaft

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mineshaft

mineraloid
mineraloids
mineralotropic
minerals
mineratrophic
minerogenesis
minerogenetic
minerogenic
miners
miners' canaries
miners' canary
miners' moss
miners moss
minerva
mines
mineshaft (current term)
mineshafts
minestrone
minestrones
minesweeper
minesweepers
minesweeping
minesweepings
minette
minettes
minever
minevers
minework
mineworker
mineworkers

Literary usage of Mineshaft

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1. Adventure Guide Virgin Islands by Lynne M. Sullivan (2006)
"Live Music On weekends nearest the full moon, visitors join locals at The mineshaft Café (ir 284-495-7154) for an especially jovial celebration, ..."

2. Bolivia by Vivien Lougheed (2006)
"The mineshaft, now called the Etnografico Museo de Mineros, ... At the opposite end of the mineshaft are artifacts from the early mining period in Oruro. ..."

3. Electricity and Magnetism by Benjamin Crowell (2002)
"An international team of physicists outfitted the mineshaft with wall-to-wall light sensors, and then filled the whole thing with water so pure that you can ..."

4. The Mineral Industry (1914)
"Development work was continued in the mine during August and September, and ore of a higher grade was opened in a new part of the property. The mineshaft ..."

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