- a person whose work is digging coal, ore, etc. in a mine
- Archaic a soldier who mines enemy installations, etc.
Origin of minerMiddle English minour from Old French from miner, to mine
- One whose work or business it is to extract ore or minerals from the earth.
- A machine for the automatic extraction of minerals, especially of coal.
- A soldier, often a specialist, engaged in mining operations.
- Zoology A leaf miner.
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