variants or run-of-mine
1
: not graded
run-of-the-mine coal
2

Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of run-of-the-mine was in 1903

Dictionary Entries Near run-of-the-mine

Cite this Entry

“Run-of-the-mine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/run-of-the-mine. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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