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open-pit

[ oh-puhn-pit ]
/ ˈoʊ pənˌpɪt /
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adjective Mining.
noting or pertaining to a type of surface mining in which massive, usually metallic mineral deposits are removed by cutting benches in the walls of a broad, deep funnel-shaped excavation.
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Origin of open-pit

First recorded in 1910–15
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