a machine for drilling rock from below.

1870–75; stope + -er1 Unabridged
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The relationship of water flow to dust concentrations was tested in both stoper and drifter drills.
The oil mist interference for the stoper drill was confined to the drill location due to the use of a high viscosity lube grease.
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