air shaft

air shaft
1. See air well.
2. Mining. a ventilating shaft.

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  • air shaft — n. 1. a passage through which fresh air can enter a tunnel, mine, etc. 2. AIR WELL …   English World dictionary

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  • air shaft — noun a vertical (or near vertical) shaft that supplies ventilation to a tunnel or other underground facility …   Wiktionary

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