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open-pit

[oh-puh n-pit] /ˈoʊ pənˌpɪt/
adjective, Mining.
1.
noting or pertaining to a type of surface mining in which massive, usually metallic mineral deposits are removed by cutting benches in the walls of a broad, deep funnel-shaped excavation.
Origin of open-pit
1910-1915
1910-15
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  • The cableway is so economical in its working that it has greatly advanced the process of "open-pit" mining.

    The Romance of Modern Mechanism Archibald Williams

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