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opencast

adjective uk   /ˈəʊ.pən.kɑːst/  us   /ˈoʊ.pən.kæst/ UK (US open-cut, open-pit)
used to describe a place where minerals, especially coal, are taken from the surface of the ground rather than from passages dug under it, or relating to this way of getting minerals: opencast mine/mining
Translations of “opencast”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指煤)露天的,露天開採的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指煤)露天的,露天开采的…
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