Entry from British & World English dictionary
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.
Mid 18th century: perhaps from wind2.
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