ventilation shaft

noun
a shaft in a building; serves as an air passage for ventilation
Hypernyms: ↑shaft, ↑air passage, ↑air duct, ↑airway
Part Holonyms: ↑ventilation, ↑ventilation system, ↑ventilating system

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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