Definition of upcast in English:


Line breaks: up¦cast


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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