Definition of strip mining noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


strip mining

BrE BrE//ˈstrɪp maɪnɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstrɪp maɪnɪŋ//
[uncountable] (North American English)
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a type of mining in which coal is taken out of the ground near the surface see also opencast
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: strip mining