opencut

open-cut

[oh-puhn-kuht]
adjective Mining.
noting or pertaining to a type of surface mining in which coal and other flat-lying mineral deposits are removed by the excavation of long, narrow trenches.

Origin:
1880–85

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opencut

adjective
(of mines and mining) worked from the exposed surface; "opencast mining"; "an opencut iron mine" [syn: opencast
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