Definition of opencast in English:


Syllabification: o·pen·cast
Pronunciation: /ˈōpənˌkast


  • British term for open-pit.
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    • The two main methods of extraction are opencast mining and underground mining.
    • Exploration for hydrocarbons has resulted in drilling to basement in many basins and, where coal seams occur close to the surface, opencast mining has exposed the strata.
    • Residents are claiming victory today after controversial plans for opencast mining near three quiet Yorkshire villages were thrown out.

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