[ awr-bod-ee, ohr‐ ]

noun,plural ore·bod·ies.
  1. a well-defined mass of ore-bearing rock.

Origin of orebody

First recorded in 1870–75; ore + body

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How to use orebody in a sentence

  • Somewhere 69 among them, he fervently believed, an ore body of great richness lay hidden from the world.

    When the West Was Young | Frederick R. Bechdolt
  • A richly radio-active ore body, of considerable size, was concentrated upon this hemisphere of the moon!

  • But what was twelve million to what it would turn out when they located the hidden ore-body?

    Shadow Mountain | Dane Coolidge
  • When he left Rossland he knew all about the lower workings, the value and extent of the ore body.

    The Last Spike | Cy Warman
  • This process of uncovering the ore body by the removal of the overburden is called "stripping."

    The Business of Mining | Arthur J. Hoskin