open-cut mining

noun

Australian and NZ mining by excavating from the surfaceAlso called: (esp Brit) opencast mining, (US and Canadian) strip mining

Nearby words

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

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