(noun) a nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine

Source: WordNet® 3.1



adit (plural adits)

A horizontal or nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine, as contrasted with a shaft or vertical entry passage. An adit may be used for ventilation, haulage, drainage, or other purposes.


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Source: Wiktionary

Ad"it, n. Etym: [L. aditus, fr. adire, , to go to; ad + ire to go.]

1. An entrance or passage. Specifically: The nearly horizontal opening by which a mine is entered, or by which water and ores are carried away; -- called also drift and tunnel.

2. Admission; approach; access. [R.] Yourself and yours shall have Free adit. Tennyson.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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