Meaning of miner

min•er

Pronunciation: (mī'nur), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda person who works in a mine, esp. a commercial mine producing coal or metallic ores.
  2. a mechanical device used in mining: a miner for extracting ores from the ocean floor.
  3. any of several Australian birds of the genus Manorina, feeding on honey and typically having a loud call.
  4. any of various insect larvae that create tunnels in the parenchyma of leaves.
  5. (formerly) a person who places or lays military or naval mines.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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