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air shaft

[′er ‚shaft]
(building construction)
An open space surrounded by the walls of a building or buildings to provide ventilation for windows. Also known as air well.
(mining engineering)
A usually vertical earth bore or shaft to supply surface air to an underground facility such as a mine.

air shaft, air well

A ventilating shaft; a roofless enclosed area within a building or between buildings; may have openings such as windows.
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