strip mine

noun

Definition of strip mine

  1. :  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

1926

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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