from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One whose work or business it is to extract ore or minerals from the earth.
- n. A machine for the automatic extraction of minerals, especially of coal.
- n. A soldier, often a specialist, engaged in mining operations.
- n. Zoology A leaf miner.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who works in a mine.
- n. An operator of ordnance mines and similar explosives.
- n. A bird of one of four species of Australian endemic honeyeaters in the genus Manorina.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. Any of numerous insects which, in the larval state, excavate galleries in the parenchyma of leaves. They are mostly minute moths and dipterous flies.
- n. The chattering, or garrulous, honey eater of Australia (Myzantha garrula).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who mines; a person engaged in digging for metals or minerals, or in forming a military or other mine.
- n. In zoöl, an insect that mines: chiefly in composition: as, a leaf-miner.
- n. The term is sometimes limited to one who mines for minerals other than coal, a coal-miner being called a collier in Great Britain.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. laborer who works in a mine
mine + -er (Wiktionary)