from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An open mine, especially a coal mine, whose seams or outcrops run close to ground level and are exposed by the removal of topsoil and overburden.
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- n. A mine where the material above the ore is removed (stripped) to expose it for removal and use.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. extract (ore) from a strip-mine
- n. an open mine (usually for coal) where the seams run close to the surface
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