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strip mine

noun

Simple Definition of strip mine

  • : a mine that is dug by removing the surface of a large piece of land one section at a time

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of strip mine

  1. :  a mine that is worked from the earth's surface by the stripping of overburden; especially :  a coal mine situated along the outcrop of a flat dipping bed

strip–mine

verb

strip miner

noun

1926

First Known Use of strip mine

1926


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