Miner Min"er, n. [Cf. F. mineur.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who mines; a digger for metals, etc.; one engaged in the business of getting ore, coal, or precious stones, out of the earth; one who digs military mines; as, armies have sappers and miners. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any of numerous insects which, in the larval state, excavate galleries in the parenchyma of leaves. They are mostly minute moths and dipterous flies. (b) The chattering, or garrulous, honey eater of Australia ({Myzantha garrula}). [1913 Webster]

{Miner's elbow} (Med.), a swelling on the black of the elbow due to inflammation of the bursa over the olecranon; -- so called because of frequent occurrence in miners.

{Miner's inch}, in hydraulic mining, the amount of water flowing under a given pressure in a given time through a hole one inch in diameter. It is a unit for measuring the quantity of water supplied. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Miner — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Ahiman Louis Miner (1804–1886), US amerikanischer Politiker Charles Miner (1780–1865), US amerikanischer Politiker Henry C. Miner (1842–1900), US amerikanischer Politiker Horace Miner (1912–1993), US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • miner — Miner. v. a. Faire une mine. Miner un bastion. cette place ne se peut miner. cette place est si fort dans l eau qu il est impossible de la miner. les ennemis avoient miné leur demi lune avant que de l abandonner. elle estoit toute minée. Il… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Miner — Miner, MO U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 1056 Housing Units (2000): 442 Land area (2000): 4.100342 sq. miles (10.619837 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.002709 sq. miles (0.007015 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.103051 sq. miles (10.626852 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • miner — UK US /ˈmaɪnər/ noun [C] ► NATURAL RESOURCES a person who works in a mine: »Six miners were trapped underground. »a coal/gold miner ● miners Cf. miners …   Financial and business terms

  • miner — (n.) late 13c., from O.Fr. minour (13c.), from miner to mine (see MINE (Cf. mine) (n.1)) …   Etymology dictionary

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