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Meaning of UPCAST

Pronunciation:  'up`kast

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  air passage consisting of a ventilation shaft through which air leaves a mine

UPCAST is a 6 letter word that starts with U.


 See Also: air duct, air passage, airway



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Up"cast`\, a.
    Cast up; thrown upward; as, with upcast eyes. --Addison.
  2. \Up"cast`\, n.
    1. (Bowling) A cast; a throw. --Shak.
    2. (Mining.) The ventilating shaft of a mine out of which the
       air passes after having circulated through the mine; --
       distinguished from the downcast. Called also {upcast pit},
       and {upcast shaft}.
    3. An upset, as from a carriage. [Scot.]
    4. A taunt; a reproach. [Scot.] --Sir W. Scott.
  3. \Up*cast"\, v. t.
    1. To cast or throw up; to turn upward. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    2. To taunt; to reproach; to upbraid. [Scot.]