strip mine

noun

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

verb

strip miner

noun

First Known Use of strip mine

1926


STRIP MINE Defined for English Language Learners

strip mine

noun

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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