strip mine

strip mine
noun Date: 1926 a mine that is worked from the earth's surface by the stripping of overburden; especially a coal mine situated along the outcrop of a flat dipping bed • strip-mine verbstrip miner noun

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  • strip mine — n AmE a very large hole that is made in the ground to remove metal, coal etc from the earth British Equivalent: opencast >strip mine v [I and T] >strip mining n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • strip mine — strip mines N COUNT A strip mine is a mine in which the coal, metal, or mineral is near the surface, and so underground passages are not needed. [AM] (in BRIT, use opencast mine) …   English dictionary

  • strip-mine — strip mine. /strip muyn /, v.t., v.i., strip mined, strip mining. to excavate by open cut methods. Also, strip. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • strip-mine — strip′ mine v. t. v. i. mined, min•ing min to excavate by open cut methods • Etymology: 1925–30 strip′ mine , n …   From formal English to slang

  • strip mine — strip ,mine noun count AMERICAN a large open hole in the surface of the earth dug to mine coal, iron, etc …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • strip mine — I noun an open mine (usually for coal) where the seams run close to the surface • Hypernyms: ↑mine II verb extract (ore) from a strip mine • Syn: ↑surface mine, ↑surface mine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Strip-mine — Infobox Album | Name = Strip mine Type = Album Artist = James Released = September 1988 Recorded = Rockfield Studios, Monmouth (early 1987) Genre = Length = 35:32 Label = Blanco y Negro/Sire Producer = Hugh Jones Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|3|5… …   Wikipedia

  • strip mine — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms strip mine : singular strip mine plural strip mines American an opencast mine …   English dictionary

  • strip-mine — verb To mine by creating a strip mine, usually for coal or tar sands. The decision to strip mine was opposed by environmentalists …   Wiktionary

  • strip-mine — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: strip mine : to mine (an ore) from a strip mine …   Useful english dictionary

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