strip-mine

[ strip-mahyn ]
/ ˈstrɪpˌmaɪn /

verb (used with or without object), strip-mined, strip-min·ing.

to excavate by open-cut methods.

Nearby words

  1. strip out,
  2. strip planting,
  3. strip poker,
  4. strip search,
  5. strip steak,
  6. strip-search,
  7. stripe,
  8. stripe rust,
  9. stripe smut,
  10. striped

Also strip.

Origin of strip-mine

First recorded in 1925–30

Related formsstrip mine, noun

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