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Meaning of UPCAST

Pronunciation:  'up`kast

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  air passage consisting of a ventilation shaft through which air leaves a mine
 

UPCAST is a 6 letter word that starts with U.

 

 See Also: air duct, air passage, airway

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Up"cast`\, a.
    Cast up; thrown upward; as, with upcast eyes. --Addison.
    
    
  2. \Up"cast`\, n.
    1. (Bowling) A cast; a throw. --Shak.
    
    2. (Mining.) The ventilating shaft of a mine out of which the
       air passes after having circulated through the mine; --
       distinguished from the downcast. Called also {upcast pit},
       and {upcast shaft}.
    
    3. An upset, as from a carriage. [Scot.]
    
    4. A taunt; a reproach. [Scot.] --Sir W. Scott.
    
    
  3. \Up*cast"\, v. t.
    1. To cast or throw up; to turn upward. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    
    2. To taunt; to reproach; to upbraid. [Scot.]
    
    
 

 

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