Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “strip mining”

strip mining

noun [U]     US
a method of removing substances such as coal from the ground , which involves removing the top layer of soil instead of digging deep holes underground Mining and quarrying
(Definition of strip mining noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of strip mining

Translations of “strip mining”

Word of the Day

familiarity

a good knowledge of something, or the fact that you know it so well

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More