strip mine

noun
Updated on: 22 Mar 2018

Definition of strip mine

: 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

play \ˈstrip-ˌmīn\ verb

strip miner

noun

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First Known Use of strip mine

1926

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Definition of strip mine for English Language Learners

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


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