deadwork

[ ded-wurk ]
/ ˈdɛdˌwɜrk /

noun Mining.

work necessary to expose an orebody, as the removal of overburden.

Nearby words

  1. deadpan,
  2. deadrise,
  3. deadweight,
  4. deadweight tonnage,
  5. deadwood,
  6. deaerate,
  7. deaf,
  8. deaf aid,
  9. deaf as a post,
  10. deaf without speech

Origin of deadwork

First recorded in 1645–55; dead + work

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