Definition of Adit

1. Noun. A nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine.

Group relationships: Mine
Generic synonyms: Passage



Definition of Adit

1. 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.

Definition of Adit

1. Noun. 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. ¹

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Definition of Adit

1. an entrance [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Adit

adiposity
adiposuria
adipous
adipoyl
adipoyls
adipsia
adipsias
adipsin
adipsous
adipsy
adipyl
adit (current term)
adits
aditus
aditus ad antrum
aditus ad aqueductum cerebri
aditus ad infundibulum
aditus ad saccum peritonei minorem
aditus glottidis inferior
aditus glottidis superior
aditus laryngis
aditus orbitae
adj
adj.
adjacence

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