Definition of winze in English:

winze

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Pronunciation: /wɪnz
 
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noun

Mining
A shaft or inclined passage leading from one level to another, but not rising to the surface: a winze 50 feet deep
More example sentences
  • A 60-foot winze connected the two working levels.
  • He was not prepared to get his feet wet and didn't like the dark, so he told us to sort it out and dump it down a flooded winze.
  • The company has decided to replace the old shaft and winze with a new 7,500-foot single lift.

Origin

mid 18th century: perhaps from wind2.

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