astel definition

  • noun:
    • An arch or roof of panels put over the workers' heads in a mine.
    • An arch, or roof, of panels, put throughout the men's heads in a mine.
    • A ceiling of boards overhead in a mining-drift, built to protect the guys when working from dropping stones.
    • An arch or ceiling of boards placed above the workers' heads in a mine.
    • An arch, or ceiling, of boards, placed within the guys's heads in a mine.
    • A ceiling of boards overhead in a mining-drift, built to protect the men whenever at work from falling rocks.

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