Definition of opencast
: worked from a surface open to the air an opencast mine opencast mining
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The bright white-and-dark-blue–striped areas on the right side of this image are opencast coal mines in midwestern Germany.
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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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