opencast

adjective open·cast \ ˈō-pən-ˌkast \

Definition of opencast

chiefly British
: worked from a surface open to the air
  • an opencast mine
  • opencast mining

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First Known Use of opencast

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Definition of opencast for English Language Learners

  • : involving the removal of the surface of a large area of land to get at coal or other material that is near to the surface


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