There are 2 definitions of miner in English:

miner1

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪnə
 
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noun

1A person who works in a mine: a coal miner
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  • Over 45,000 Indian coal miners employed by Singareni Collieries went on strike on Wednesday for improved wages and working conditions.
  • Back in 1831, Welsh coal miners at the tower colliery invented the red flag as a symbol of rebellion.
  • A gas build-up in a central China coal mine killed 24 miners on August 2.
Synonyms
pitman, digger, collier, haulier; faceworker, headsman, surfaceman, topman; tinner; Australiandry-blower
dated hewer
rare groover
1.1 historical A person who dug tunnels in order to destroy an enemy position with explosives.
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  • While working in tunnels, miners looked for listening tunnels and countermines of the defender.
  • As well as digging their own tunnels, the miners had to listen out for enemy tunnellers.
2A small South American bird of the ovenbird family, which excavates a long burrow for breeding.
  • Genus Geositta, family Furnariidae: several species
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  • The rufous-banded miner is a neotropical ovenbird (Furnariidae) that is widespread in the southern Andes.
  • As their name suggests, miners make their nests in holes along creek banks or in burrows.
3 short for leaf miner.
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  • These miners live on the leaf and feed from these tissues.
  • It has been assumed that damage caused by these miners inhibits the plants overall ability to photosynthesize.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French minour, from miner 'to mine' (see mine2).

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There are 2 definitions of miner in English:

miner2

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Pronunciation: /ˈmʌɪnə(r)
 
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noun

An Australian bird of the honeyeater family, having a loud call.
  • Genus Manorina, family Meliphagidae: five species, including the bell miner or bellbird (M. melanophrys), with greenish plumage and a bell-like call
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  • Miners nest communally, laying their eggs in a nest made in the fork of a tree.
  • The Indian Myna is from the starling family, while the Australian miners are honeyeaters and grey in colour.

Origin

early 19th century: variant of mynah.

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