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stope

noun \ˈstōp\

Definition of STOPE

:  a usually steplike excavation underground for the removal of ore that is formed as the ore is mined in successive layers
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Origin of STOPE

probably from Low German stope, literally, step; akin to Old English stæpe step — more at step
First Known Use: 1747

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