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Definition of opencast adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

opencast

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈəʊpənkɑːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈoʊpənkæst//
 
(British English) (North American English open-pit) [usually before noun]
 
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in opencast mines coal is taken out of the ground near the surface opencast mines/mining see also strip mining

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