Definition of opencast in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈōpənˌkast/


British term for open-pit.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: o·pen·cast

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