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VENTILATION SHAFT

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A shaft designed to allow for the adequate circulation of air through an underground structure.

Related Terms

Term Note
MINE SHAFT A vertical or inclined excavation giving access to an underground mine.
RAILWAY TUNNEL A tunnel running under a river or a hillside through which a railway line runs.
ROAD TUNNEL A tunnel carrying a road under a river or through a hill or other obstruction.

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