jinny road

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Compare gin (an engine), ginny-carriage.


jinny road (plural jinny roads)

  1. (mining) An inclined road in a coal mine, on which loaded cars descend by gravity, drawing up empty ones.
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 jinny road in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)