Definition of miner noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmaɪnə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmaɪnər//
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a person who works in a mine taking out coal, gold, diamonds, etc. see also coal miner Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French minour, from miner ‘to mine’, perhaps of Celtic origin; compare with Welsh mwyn ‘ore’, earlier ‘mine’.
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