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Noun: strip mine  strip mIn
  1. An open mine (usually for coal) where the seams run close to the surface
Verb: strip mine (strip mined,strip mining,strip mines)  strip mIn
  1. (mining) extract (ore) from a strip-mine
    - surface mine, surface-mine

Derived forms: strips mine, strip mining, strip mined, strip mines

Type of: mine

Encyclopedia: Strip mine