a. A compartment, vertical or inclined, for the accommodation of ladders,
pipes, and timber chutes. The drivage may be a winze or a raise and its
purpose is to give convenient access to a stope. Also called ladderway.
b. A passageway for the use of miners only; an airshaft; a chute.
c. Eng. See: manhole
d. A passage in or into a mine used as a footpath for workers.
e. A short heading between two chutes.
Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms