mineshaft (plural mineshafts)

  1. A vertical hole through the strata to reach the mineral which is being mined.
  • French: puits de mine
  • German: Bergwerksschacht
  • Italian: pozzo, condotto, tromba ascensore
  • Russian: ша́хта
  • Spanish: pozo de extracción, pozo minero, socavón

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