open-cut

[ oh-puh n-kuht ]
/ ˈoʊ pənˌkʌt /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. open-and-shut,
  2. open-angle glaucoma,
  3. open-carry,
  4. open-cast,
  5. open-concept,
  6. open-cut mining,
  7. open-door,
  8. open-end,
  9. open-end investment company,
  10. open-end mortgage

Origin of open-cut

First recorded in 1880–85

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