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Meaning of ADIT

Pronunciation:  'adit

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine

ADIT is a 4 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: mine, passage



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ad"it\, n. [L. aditus, fr. 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 {tunnel}.

2. Admission; approach; access. [R.]

         Yourself and yours shall have Free adit. --Tennyson.

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