Definition of rockburst in English:

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rockburst

Pronunciation: /ˈräkbərst/

noun

Mining
A sudden, violent rupture or collapse of highly stressed rock in a mine.
Example sentences
  • A severe rockburst shook the earth, almost like an earthquake, and buildings came tumbling down, as old-timers still recollect.
  • Nine miners were freed after spending four days trapped underground following a powerful earth tremor and rockburst on Monday.

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Syllabification: rock·burst

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