airshaft

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

air +‎ shaft

NounEdit

airshaft (plural airshafts)

  1. (architecture) A vertical opening running from a courtyard to the sky, thus allowing air to circulate to high-rise apartments or offices
  2. (manufacturing) A device used for handling winding reels in the processing of web-fed materials, such as in continuous-process printing presses

SynonymsEdit

  • (architectural feature): air well, ventilation shaft

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 16 June 2013, at 13:06