adit

[n] - a nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine
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Adit

Horizontal entrance to a mine, slightly inclined to allow drainage.
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Adit

A tunnel designed to extract materials, such as minerals or coal, from underground, or to drain existing mines by sloping slightly upwards from the entrance. Adits are therefore self-draining.
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Adit

Ad'it noun [ Latin aditus , from adire , ...aitum , to go to; ad + ire to go.] 1. An entrance or passage. Specifically: The nearly horizontal opening by which a mine is entered, or by which water and ores are carried away; -- called also drift and ...
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adit

noun a nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine
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Adit

• (n.) An entrance or passage. Specifically: The nearly horizontal opening by which a mine is entered, or by which water and ores are carried away; -- called also drift and tunnel. • (n.) Admission; approach; access.
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adit

a horizontal or near-horizontal passage driven from the Earth`s surface into the side of a ridge or mountain for the purpose of working, ventilating, ... [3 related articles]
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Adit

A nearly horizontal passage from the surface by which a mine is entered and dewatered. A blind horizontal opening into a mountain, with only one entrance.
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adit

adit (ăd'it) , in mining, underground passage excavated nearly horizontally, with one end open to the earth's surface, usually used to service a mine. The adit end is the furthermost end from the surface, i.e., the location where miners work. The adit collar is the area where an adit opens...
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Adit

An adit is a more or less horizontal opening, giving access to the shaft of a mine. It is made to slope gradually from the farthest point in the interior to the mouth, and by means of it the principal drainage is usually carried on.
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Adit

Horizontal access shaft to a deposit inside a mountain.
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Adit

An adit (from Latin aditus, entrance) is an entrance to an underground mine which is horizontal or nearly horizontal, by which the mine can be entered, drained of water, ventilated, and minerals extracted at the lowest convenient level. Adits are also used to explore for mineral veins. ==Construction== Adits are driven into the side of a hill or m...
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Adit

Horizontal access shaft to a deposit inside a mountain.
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adit

opening or passage into a mine
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