opencut

noun

Definition of opencut 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a mine working in which excavation is performed from the surface — compare strip mine

2 : a trench for the passage of a roadway or railway through an obstruction (as a hill) distinguished from tunnel

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Definition of opencut (Entry 2 of 2)

: with the surface exposed to the air or worked from the exposed surface an opencut iron mine a copper mine worked opencut

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