Winze meaning

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An inclined or vertical shaft or passage between levels in a mine.
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A vertical or steeply inclined mine shaft dug or drilled downward and connecting to a lower shaft.
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A steep shaft in a mine which joins two levels.
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Origin of winze

  • Alteration of obsolete winds probably from wind apparatus for winding
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Alteration of winds, 1757, plural of wind.
    From Wiktionary