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stoper

[stoh-per] /ˈstoʊ pər/
noun
1.
a machine for drilling rock from below.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; stope + -er1
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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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