Adit meaning

ădĭt
A horizontal or nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine as contrasted to a shaft which is a vertical entry passage. An adit may be used for ventilation, haulage, drainage, or other purposes.
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An approach or entrance; specif., an almost horizontal passageway into a mine.
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An almost horizontal entrance to a mine.
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Origin of adit

  • Latin aditus access from past participle of adīre to approach ad- ad- īre to go ei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Latin aditus ("entrance, access"), from ad (“to, up to”) + itus (“going, departure”).

    From Wiktionary