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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Upcast \Up"cast`\, n. 1. (Bowling) A cast; a throw. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mining.) The ventilating shaft of a mine out of which the air passes after having circulated through the mine; -- distinguished from the downcast. Called also upcast pit, and upcast shaft. [1913 Webster] 3. An upset, as from a carriage. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] 4. A taunt; a reproach. [Scot.] --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]