strip mine(redirected from strip mines)
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An open mine, especially a coal mine, whose seams or outcrops run close to ground level and are exposed by the removal of topsoil and overburden.
An open mine, especially a coal mine, whose seams or outcrops run close to ground level and are exposed by the removal of overlying soil.
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|Noun||1.||strip mine - an open mine (usually for coal) where the seams run close to the surface|
mine - excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
|Verb||1.||strip mine - extract (ore) from a strip-mine|
mine - get from the earth by excavation; "mine ores and metals"