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Meaning of open-cut

o•pen-cut

Pronunciation: (ō'pun-kut"), [key]
— adj. Mining.
  1. noting or pertaining to a type of surface mining in which coal and other flat-lying mineral deposits are removed by the excavation of long, narrow trenches.
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