Catch

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  1. Projection in a mine shaft that arrests a cage, skip, or other reciprocating system in the event of fracture or overwind. Pryor, 3
  2. One of the catches or rests placed on shaft timbers, to hold the cage when it is brought to rest at the top, bottom, or any intermediate landing. See also: chair; dog; wing; rests. Fay
  3. In coal work, a device for holding trams in a cage when hoisting. See also: jack catch
  4. One of the stops fitted on a cage to prevent cars from running off. Fay


Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


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