adit

noun
ad·​it | \ ˈa-dət How to pronounce adit (audio) \

Definition of adit

: a nearly horizontal passage from the surface in a mine

Examples of adit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The second phase will involve closing the mine’s adits and shafts. USA TODAY, 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of adit

1602, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adit

borrowed from Latin aditus "approach, entrance," from adi-, stem of adīre "to go to, approach" (from ad- ad- + īre "to go") + -tus, suffix of action nouns — more at issue entry 1

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“Adit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adit. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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