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goldminer

[gohld-mahy-ner] /ˈgoʊldˌmaɪ nər/
noun
1.
a person who mines gold or works in a gold mine.
Origin of goldminer
1850-1855
1850-55; gold + miner
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  • At a little place called Reinov a goldminer asked me to see his sick wife.

    Letters of Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov
  • We climbed a little narrow track up a mountain, in a light buggy that a goldminer lent us.

    Living Alone Stella Benson

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