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From Old English astelle (piece of wood), Old French astele (splinter, shaving), French attelle, astelle. Compare Latin astula, diminutive of assis (board).


astel (plural astels)

  1. (mining) An arch or ceiling of boards placed above the workers' heads in a mine.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for astel in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)