Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In mining, a working open to the day; an openwork.
  • Pertaining to or obtained from such workings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective same as opencut.

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  • adjective chiefly UK Of or pertaining to strip mining, in which material is removed from a surface that has been exposed

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of mines and mining) worked from the exposed surface

Etymologies

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open +‎ cast

Examples

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  • Here's a word about mining.

    January 22, 2013