Definition of upcast in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈʌpkɑːst
(also upcast shaft) A shaft through which air leaves a mine.
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  • Approaching demolition, various holes appeared in the brickwork of the upcast shaft allowing access to the foolhardy.
  • One of the shafts at Whinney Hill then became the upcast shaft for both collieries.
  • A new upcast shaft was sunk by Allied Constructions Pty Ltd.


Pronunciation: /ʌpˈkɑːst
(past and past participle upcast) [with object] Back to top  
Cast (something) upward: (as adjective upcast) upcast light

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