deadwork

deadwork

[ded-wurk]
noun Mining.
work necessary to expose an orebody, as the removal of overburden.

Origin:
1645–55; dead + work

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To deadwork
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: deadwood
Next Definition: deae cellulose
Words Near: deadwork
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for deadwork
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing deadwork
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;